Towards a SELMA Toolkit
The SELMA Toolkit will:
- Adopt a child- and youth-centered perspective, exploring how children and young people - together - can hack online hate.
- Use a set of core SEL competencies - self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships skills, responsible decision making - to foster a comprehensive understanding of the problem of online hate speech, while encouraging and enabling children and young people to take a position.
- Build upon established media literacy practices to involve children and young people in both analytical and creative activities, while fostering critical thinking and active citizenship in a digital world.
- Provide high-level strategies and more concrete scenarios and activities enabling relevant players in the online hate speech ecosystem to nurture a culture of change in which children and young people feel empowered to act and make a difference.
- Call upon its user groups to enrich the Toolkit by sharing their stories of how SELMA helped them to make a positive difference.
A first interactive version of the SELMA Toolkit will be launched by the end of 2018. In 2019, a number of add-on resources and materials will be integrated:
- A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
- Lesson plans and modules for teachers
- A peer ambassador scheme for youth
- Training and support materials for school professionals, educators, and parents
- An online counselling programme for vulnerable youth
- A "first-help" counselling and reporting app concept
For further updates, please keep an eye on our SELMA Toolkit page.