A digital story about encountering hate speech

The story can be implemented, for example as a video or cartoon. The task is suitable for groups of three or four people.

The story depicts a situation where one or more students encounter hate speech in communication or social media.

Draw or choose for your group from below glossary-from the list four words or phrasesto find in your digital story:

  • one topic of hate speech,
  • two different feelings
  • one course of action.


Topics for hate speech: clothing, skin color, nationality, cultural background, family background, hobbies, religion, girlishness, boyhood, circle of friends, disability, talent, artistry, school success, athleticism, toys, telephone, mother's or father's profession, appearance

Emotions: insecure, helpless, helpless, tense, worried, alert, insecure, frightened, fearful, confused, anxious, upset, depressed, sad, sad, crying, sad, depressed, lonely, angry, angry, angry, annoyed , indifferent, introverted, determined, courageous, powerful

Procedures: block (block communication), report the user, report inappropriate behavior, report a trusted adult, report a crime, tell a friend, send a tip to the police.

What is hate speech?

Hate speech is a communication that spreads or incites hatred against one person or group of people. Communication can be speech, but it can also be, for example, writings, pictures, symbols, music, drawings, and movies.

There is no complete list of what speech or other messaging is punishable hate speech. However, there are some hallmarks, which can be used to evaluate it.

If you see or hear hate speech, it is important not to join in or encourage the speaker.

The reason for hate speech is often suspicion or hostility

Underlying punishable hate speech is suspicion or hostility towards a group of people. Punishable hate speech is directed at some characteristic of a person or group of people.

The Criminal Code mentions the following features:

• race

• skin color

• descent

• national or ethnic origin

• religion or belief

• sexual orientation

• disability.

Hate speech can also target a similar trait, such as gender.

What should I do if hate speech is spoken to me?

If hate speech is written or spoken to you:

  • tell a trusted adult about it
  • talk it through with a trusted adult and talk about your feelings out loud
  • remember you didn't deserve the hate speech
  • the one who speaks or writes ugly to you is doing wrong
  • hate speech is a punishable act

Don't continue hate speech online

If you encounter hate speech on the forum or in the comments, do not like it and do not encourage its continuation. You can commit a crime.

We can each do our part to ensure that no one is discriminated against, bullied, despised or incited to be suspicious of another group of people online.

Hate speech is a punishable act. It sounds boring and it is used rumia and unfriendly words.

Here Police in a YouTube video tells about the hallmarks of hate speech and prefers nice speech.