Cyber Stories - Online Hate Speech

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Besides the great advantages of social media, there are also risks. Young people must be able to feel safe in the digital domain. That is why it is important that they learn about the impact of hateful, discriminatory and harmful messages on social media and what they can do about it.


The aim of this project is to make young people aware of the negative effects of online hate speech by means of video workshops and to teach them to recognize hate speech and deal with it appropriately.


This project will produce the following results:

  • Teaching materials and workshops on hate speech
  • An interactive game about hate speech
  • A continuous learning line on hate speech (from practical to pre-university,  all levels and years)


01 December 2019 - 30 June 2022


After researching online hate speech, teaching materials and a workshop will be developed. After running a pilot, the workshops will be rolled out to a total of around 6,000 pupils. We will measure the effect of the workshops with the aid of learning analytics, observations and interviews.

HU researchers involved in the research

Related research groups

Collaboration with partners

Within the HU we are working together with the "Instituut voor Ecologische Pedagogiek".

This project is being carried out with TMI Academy and the “Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)”.


This project is funded by the Ministry of Justice and Security.

Would you like to collaborate or do you have any questions?