Hate messages are increasingly present in the online public discourse. At European level, equally worrying are the large number of reports which mention the fact that cyberhate is a persistent issue or a growing concern in certain countries. It is unclear whether this is a result of an actual increase in the amount of hateful content on the internet, or whether the problem is more noticeable owing to improvements in the monitoring and reporting mechanisms that are now in place. This is reflected in Cyberhate: an issue of continued concern for the Council of Europe's Anti-Racism Commission (2016).
Hate messages are not exclusive to any age group, but if we look at the hate crimes registered in Spain in 2019, we will see that nearly half of the offenders were under 26, according to the Spanish Interior Ministry.
More than a quarter of the victims who suffered these hate crimes were under 26. That means that, parents, teachers and mediators have a very important role in supporting victims and helping them face these situations, specially in the case of minors.
NO MORE HATERS wants to provide tools to the victims and their close ones so that we can all neutralize these messages and toxic behaviours. We are only going to be able to stop hate by educating and identifying riskful situations, as well as encouraging more inclusive and equal conversations that respect human rights.