How should we combat hate on the Internet? Young Nordic voices had their say on the matter during the seminar “Nordic Young Strategies against Hate on the Internet” on November 1, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland, gathering 30 young persons from all the Nordic countries. The seminar was made possible by the support from the Nordic Council of Ministers’ grant programme The Nordic Committee for Children and Young People (NORDBUK).
The aim of the seminar was to share experiences of hate speech on the Internet and come up with strategic solutions and strategies to prevent hate speech online. The compiled report summarizes the discussion and conclusions of the working groups: REPORT Nordic Young Strategies Against Hate on the Internet
Women tend to face much more hate on the Internet and e.g. the group on gender-based hate thought we should debate that more in society.
People turn to hate when they aren’t familiar with other cultures and religions, instead people should discuss in person said our participants.
Platforms on the Internet should carry more responsibility for eliminating hate speech on the Internet, said our participants at the seminar.
Using hateful language against someone else on the Internet might be a sign of a weak self-image, said our participants and said young people should discuss with others for support.