GRADE LEVEL: Elementary School, Middle School, High School
COMMON CORE STANDARDS: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Language
SEL STANDARDS*: Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision Making Using Video and Film in the Classroom
Short evocative videos and films can be a great way to engage young people in conversations about identity, diversity, bias and social justice. This lesson plan includes compelling and powerful, short films…
Don't Let Hate Ruin the Fun: Youth and Online Games
GRADE LEVEL: Middle School, High School
COMMON CORE STANDARDS: Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening, Language
SEL STANDARDS*: Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision-Making What can we do about hate and harassment taking place in online games?
Video games are widely used and enjoyed by adults and young people alike. In fact, of all American adults, 67% play video games and among young people under age 18, 76% play video games. In ADL’s…
Short Online Experience to Learn about this Core Topic For Educators | Middle School, High School
About the Mini-Lesson
What are microaggressions? This mini-lesson will help you to explore what microaggressions are, how they are experienced, and what can be done to address them.
ADL's mini-lessons are short, interactive, online lessons for educators to learn about a core ADL topic, theme or activity.
This self-paced micro-lesson will enable you to:
Asian-Americans Experience Rise in Severe Online Hate and Harassment, ADL Survey Finds
ADL announces REPAIR plan to hold social media platforms accountable New York, NY, March 24, 2021… Asian-Americans experienced the largest single rise in severe online hate and harassment year-over-year in comparison to other groups, with 17 percent having experienced sexual harassment, stalking, physical threats, swatting, doxing or sustained harassment this year compared to 11 percent last year, according to a new survey released today by ADL (the Anti-Defamation League). Fully…
Why We Continue the Fight: Ten Heartbreaking Moments of Hate in 2020
In what has become an annual tradition, at the conclusion of the year the ADL pauses to take stock of the moments and the individuals who shaped our country for better, or for worse, with an end of year “Top 10” list. The year 2020 was marked by a series of heartbreaking setbacks in the fight against hate.
Here are the Top 10 Heartbreaking Moments of Hate from 2020, as selected by ADL staff from across the country. The high-profile murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd at…
Computational Propaganda and the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election: Antisemitic and Anti-Black Content on Facebook and Telegram
Mark Kumleben and Samuel Woolley
Propaganda Research Team
Center for Media Engagement
University of Texas at Austin
Global Disinformation Index Much of online speech today occurs on social media platforms like Facebook where a few companies have attained an outsized influence on what is permitted discussion on the internet. The rules and enforcement of the rules around speech on social platforms have far-reaching societal implications -- they can determine…
October 15, 2020 Nearly half of American adults experience online harassment and nearly one third experience severe harassment, but society still struggles with understanding the deep impact of online hate. Too often, we see “online hate” contrasted with “real world violence.” Trust us: to victims and targets of swatting, doxing, cyberstalking, and cyberharassment, the abuse they experience online is very real.
We know that digital abuse pushes targets offline…
A Victory in the Fight Against Hate: Washington State Protects Targets of Swatting
April 03, 2020 As our online lives have become even more central to the way we work, communicate and socialize in this unprecedented time, Washington state has shown tremendous leadership in enacting legislation protecting targets and victims of online hate and harassment, which can have serious and potentially fatal consequences. This significant anti-swatting law, signed by Gov. Jay Inslee today, holds accountable individuals who seek to weaponize law enforcement to attack others.
5 Important Books to Explore Bullying and Ally Behavior
September 24, 2019 While bullying is still a problem in schools, the intersection of bias and bullying can be particularly harmful. Identity-based bullying is when a person is targeted based on an essential part of their identity (e.g., race, immigration status, sexual orientation, religion, or gender identity). It is common in schools and not only impacts the targeted person but everyone else around them that shares their identity. Identity-based bullying can leave all students feeling unsafe…
ADL Announces David L. Sifry to Lead Center for Technology and Society
Tech Industry Veteran to Lead ADL’s Efforts to Combat Online Hate and Harassment New York, August 26, 2019 … ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) today announced that it has hired David L. Sifry to be Vice President, Center for Technology and Society (CTS). Sifry will bring decades of expertise to advancing ADL’s work combating hate and harassment online.
Sifry is an entrepreneur and technology executive who was most recently the vice president of revenue products at Reddit,…
Two-Thirds of U.S. Online Gamers Have Experienced Severe Harassment, New ADL Study Finds
Study finds marginalized groups targeted most; users also exposed to extremist ideologies New York, July 25, 2019 … Sixty-five percent of players have experienced severe harassment while playing games online, which includes physical threats, stalking and sustained harassment, while 74 percent of online multiplayer gamers have experienced some form of harassment, according to a first-of-its-kind survey released today by ADL’s (the Anti-Defamation League) Center on…
President Trump Tells Four Democratic Congresswomen to “Go Back” to Where They Came From
July 19, 2019 Edition: July 18, 2019
THE WEEK’S BIG 3
President Trump directs “blatantly racist” tweets at four Democratic Congresswomen of color, telling them to “go back” to where they came from. Argentina marks the solemn 25th anniversary of the bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, which killed 85 and wounded 300. White supremacists in Massachusetts have launched a coordinated fliering campaign, targeting area synagogues with propaganda…
ADL Statement Regarding Instagram's New Efforts to Reduce Harassment on Their Platform
New York, NY, July 9, 2019 … ADL (Anti-Defamation League) issued the following statement regarding Instagram's announced design change to reduce harassment on their platform and improve the experience of targets of online hate and harassment:
"We welcome Instagram's new changes to address harassment on their platform. Putting the power to combat hate in the hands of users will make a tangible difference in the lives of both the targets and the perpetrators of online…
ADL HEADLINES: Churches, Tourist Spots in Sri Lanka Hit By Suicide Bombers on Easter Sunday
April 25, 2019 THE WEEK'S BIG 3
Suicide bombers, possibly motivated by ISIS, attack churches and tourist attractions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing more than 250 people; lawmakers in Alabama compare abortion to the Holocaust in proposed legislation; and the leader of a New Mexico militia movement is arrested on gun charges after ‘detaining’ migrants on the Southern border.
Read on for more on these headlines, news you can use to fight hate this week, and the latest…
More Than One-Third of Americans Experience Severe Online Hate and Harassment, New ADL Study Finds
Study shows bipartisan support for policymakers and tech companies to take action to combat online hate and harassment New York, February 13, 2019 … Thirty-seven percent of Americans experienced severe online hate and harassment in 2018, including sexual harassment, stalking, physical threats or sustained harassment, according to a new study released today by ADL (the Anti-Defamation League). This is a big increase from the 18 percent who reported such experiences in 2017…