Hate Speech is the use of nasty and offensive words or images against different types of people on various social media platforms.
The flexibility of discussion on various social media platforms has increased the presence and intensity of hate speech. Recognised as a growing online issue, hate speech can negatively impact an individual’s mental health and general wellbeing.
Whilst digital mediums can be seen as an opportunity for young people to connect with friends, it can be dangerous when one does not have critical skills to filter and navigate online information.
If you encounter hate speech on any online forum you should immediately report it on Support Line 179.
Our mission is to raise awareness and educate children, teens, parents, and educators on the safer use of the internet. We aim to empower citizens to use online technology positively, safely, and effectively.
There is no cure for hate speech, but there is a way to stand up against it.