The Online Prevention Hate Institute

The Online Prevention Hate Institute

The Online Prevention Hate Institute : a resource to help against hate speech on the web


Do you know the Online Prevention Hate Institute (OPHI) ? Its aim is to get technology companies and governments to recognize and take action against hate speech in  creating guides on how to report hateful content if you encounter it.

On their website you can find, for example, tips imaged by tutorial on the topics of security and reports on the social networks.

For more information on the OPHI you can watch this video explaining their missions.


“Protégete”, The NEW anticyberbullying Application

“Protégete”, The NEW anticyberbullying Application

DISCOVER the new application #anticyberbullying ”Protégete”, developed by the Organization “Protégeles” in collaboration with children from 12 to 15 years old !

Aiming to enable children to make an anonymous complaint against illegal content, this app has been developed to face the rise of cyberbullying in classrooms.

For those who speak Spanish, read this article for more info !

Discrimination Free Schools Project

Discrimination Free Schools Project

From November 2009 through April 2011, The Danish Institute for Human Rights was responsible for implementing the project Discrimination Free Schools. The purpose of the project was to develop a range of educational tools and materials that address stereotypes and discrimination in primary and secondary schools, and to offer a course to school teachers introducing them to the material.

The project was financed by the European Commission and it is developed and implemented in collaboration with the Bulgarian Commission for Protection against Discrimination. This means that the homepage and all the material are available in Danish and Bulgarian as well as in English.

Read their website and Find out more info about their project here !


Relation between Bullying and CyberBullying

Relation between Bullying and CyberBullying

The organization PROTEGELES created the “Internet Sin Acoso” page to celebrate the International Safer Internet Day 2009, seconding the pan-European campaign promoted by the European Commission together with all organizations that belong to the European network INSAFE (which is a member of PROTEGELES) in which the theme is cyberbullying.

The main purpose of this page is to put the spotlight on the problem of cyber-bullying, one of the risks that children face in their online activity, especially in relation to its social dimension, their relationship with others in the network.

Here an article taken from their website aiming to shed a light on the relation between bullying and cyberbullying.




A Non-discrimination Toolkit by Equality Michigan

A Non-discrimination Toolkit by Equality Michigan

Equality Michigan works to achieve full equality and respect for all people in Michigan regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

Equality Michigan is Michigan’s only statewide anti-violence and advocacy organization working primarily for Michigan’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. These organizations work to create change on a local and state level that advances equality and legal protections for the LGBT communities. As they achieve this change, they will count and counter, through advocacy services, acts of discrimination from bullying in the schoolyard, to wrongful termination in the workplace, to acts of violence committed against LGBT people in their community.

Find out more about their non-discrimination toolkit here !

Sexting – legal issues

Child Sexual Abuse Images

Ins@fe explains that ‘…if minors engage in sexting they are actually creating, transmitting or possessing a sexual image of a minor, and this is illegal. While prosecuting young people for this type of activity is not necessarily the best solution, making them aware of the legal aspects can be helpful. Many young people will have no idea that they are actually distributing an image that is regarded as a child sexual abuse image. Being aware of this fact may help them to stop and think about their actions.’
To find out more read about Sexting in Context on the Ins@afe web site.

Sexting – advise for parents

What is sexting?

‘Sexting’ is the exchange of self-generated sexually explicit images, through mobile picture messages or webcams over the internet.

The NSPCC offers advice for parents about talking to their child about creating, sending or receiving explicit images.

Find out more on their website.