Hate Speech - Self Assessment Tool for Educators/Media/NGOs

The project LEAD-Online aims to strengthen critical thinking and digital & media literacy skills in  young people, teachers, media and social media activists in 7 countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Italy, Greece, Romania), as a way to combat hate speech online and empower them to become agents of change. It aims to open up spaces for discussion of hate speech, promoting an upstander attitude and behaviour that respect human rights and values.

With this Hate Speech-Self Assessment Tool we invite you to reflect upon and assess your level of awareness of hate speech online; how to recognize hateful content; who are the victims and perpetrators; what is the impact of online hatred on people; do you know how to respond to hateful content.

It is important to remember that this is not a test and there are no correct or incorrect answers. Just be honest, thinking about your own experiences and opinions. The questionnaire is anonymous, which means that we are not able to identify who you are through your answers.

The assessment will take you not more than 12 minutes. You can answer the questions by choosing one or more options.

The questionnaire contains some examples of hateful content. If you think that such content might trigger memories of experiences you have had, or that you are likely to be upset in another way, please contact a person from the local project team of LEAD-Online and discuss this with them before deciding whether to participate or not.