Interview of Turkish Group after the Training Course in Berlin "Staying safe online, youth workers and digital security" in 2020
According to your opinion, what drives online hate speech?
In our opinion people attack others because we have discrepancy such as race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or gender. For some of us, it’s hard to accept this distinctness and that drives people to not respect each other and misdemeanor. Also we have several way stay anonymous on internet. Therefore people feel theirself unidentified and that makes people feel confident about their speech.
What is the role of youth organizations/NGOs in the prevention of "online violence"?
We think NGO’s and youth organizations can be use as a training pattern because NGO’s and youth organizations are widely accepted places for education after schools. we can teach people how to respect others opinions and pass our opinion on correct way. SO how can we do this? As we all know young people are most active in network and we should start in there. We can run awareness campaigns on social medias via Youtube, Instagram, Facebook etc. While online educations continuing we can arrange chance to introduce victims of online Violence and make interviews about how to this topic turn their's life into a living hell.
What can we do to ensure digital security of young people? What are your tips for staying safe online?
Unfortunately there is no way to protect 100% ourself online. Sad but true… On the other hand, it isn’t means we can’t do nothing. There are several ways to protect (at least to the best of our ability). Here some of them
Make your passwords stronger
Use Proxy servers
Do not open every e-mails if you don’t know sender
Use an antivirus program
Use latest version of your apps and softwares
Respect everyone’s idea