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NCJ Number: 236505 Find in a Library
Title: Hate on the Internet:A Response Guide for Educators and Families
Corporate Author: Partners Against Hate
United States of America
Date Published: December 2003
Page Count: 63
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Partners Against Hate
Washington, DC 20036
US Dept of Education
Washington, DC 20202
Sale Source: Partners Against Hate
Anti-Defamation League
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 1020
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide is intended to assist educators and adult family members in preparing children of all ages for the safe use of the Internet through an understanding of the strategy of hate groups to use the Internet to spread messages of hate and intolerance.
Abstract: This guide was developed under the recognition that hate groups are now using the Internet to quickly and inexpensively reach large numbers of Internet users, including children and teens who may not have yet developed the critical-thinking skills needed to assess sources of information or differentiate between reputable and disreputable Web sites. This guide provides families and educators with useful information about how hate groups are using the Internet, as well as to suggest strategies that will prepare children for any encounters with the message of these groups as they navigate the Internet. One section describes the historical and current hate activity on the Internet. It describes the ways children might encounter hate online, with examples provided. Another section details the growing influence of the Internet in the lives and education of youth, presents theoretical information about the dangers posed by hate groups, and recommends strategies for promoting the online safety of children. A third section provides resources and tools for use with children of all ages. The resources listed include “Internet Guidelines for Parents & Families, Educators, and Librarians” and “Internet Tips for Kids.” These resources can be used to stimulate discussion about the responsibilities that accompany the privilege of computer use. Suggested discussion points and activities for families are also included in this section. The concluding section lists resources available under topic areas that include suggested resources for families, educators, and students. The resources have been selected so as to promote a safe and educational online experience for children.
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Computer aided operations; Hate Crimes; Parent education; Parental influence; White supremacists
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