Young people and Hate Crime
External resources for young people and Hate crime
Aimed at KS3+
Stand Up! was established in 2016 to provide anti-discrimination education, with a focus on anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim hate, to young people in mainstream schools. Through interactive workshops and by drawing on the unique knowledge of many partners in the Hate Crime field, Stand Up! empowers young people to act against all forms of discrimination, racism, anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim hate, whilst developing their sense of social responsibility to their local communities and British society as a whole. Free to schools.
Aimed at KS2/3
This resource is a virtual reality interactive lesson, in which pupils experience a ‘day in the life’ of three different young people facing discrimination. It aims to help pupils learn how they can promote social inclusion in their lives.
Aimed at KS2
Citizenship lesson plan for Key Stage Two on hate crime and the communities and individuals that can potentially be targets. The lesson helps children to realise the consequences of anti-social and aggressive behaviours, such as bullying and racism, on individuals and communities. A series of activities and case studies can be used to build understanding of what a hate crime is and provoke wider consideration of the ethical and social aspects under consideration.
Aimed at KS3+
The Think: Protect: Connect toolkit is a resource to support schools, FE colleges and youth settings safeguard children and young people, including those with Autism Spectrum Conditions, from online radicalisation and extremism. It is delivered through a series of six hour-long workshops, designed to generate engagement, discussion and learning. It helps challenge the myths, misconceptions and stereotypes held by children and young people around individuals and groups. It also equips young people to critically assess and challenge sensitive topics including myths about race, racism, the use of online propaganda and extremist ideologies.
The No Love for Hate project aims to reduce the appeal of extremism to young people. It offers a positive alternative to the increasing pressure young people may feel from the world around them and the propaganda they may see online. It encourages pupils to be more accepting of others and to challenge hatred. Topics include hate crime, online risks, refugees, the rise of right-wing extremism and the push/pull factors of radicalisation. The resources are open access materials, including interactive Prezi presentations and Kahoot! quizzes, which can be adapted for different audiences.