Tackling Online Hate Speech Toolkit

Online safety, PSHE
Age Groups:
KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS4+

SWGfL and SELMA have joined forces to release a new toolkit to support educators in approaching the subject of online hate speech with children and young people.

How does it work?

The SELMA Toolkit offers:

  • Over 100 easy-to-access and customisable resources for teachers and other professionals working with children and young people.
  • A wealth of flexible and hands-on activities which you can run as one-off sessions to trigger immediate engagement and effect.
  • Clear guidance on how to build more comprehensive and sustained pathways of change.

Nine thematic questions, three focus angles

The SELMA Toolkit addresses questions such as:


Online hate speech is a growing problem. People often experience the internet to be a hostile space. Hateful messages are increasingly common on social media. To complement existing initiatives to regulate, monitor or report online hate speech, a more pro-active answer is clearly needed.

SELMA (Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness) is a two-year project co-funded by the European Commission1 which aims to tackle the problem of online hate speech by promoting mutual awareness, tolerance, and respect.

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