#StopHate & strive for a more inclusive society – Minister Helena Dalli
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The Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties is supporting the #StopHate campaign on cyber bullying run by Bay Radio and MITA, and others in an effort to create awareness among young people about the consequences of cyber bullying.
In a short message to mark this campaign, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties Helena Dalli, praised this initiative aimed to shed more light on situations experienced by children and young people when using the internet.
Dr Dalli spoke of the importance of creating such awareness on the repercussions brought about by cyber bullying, whilst highlighting the fact that this can lead children and young persons to open up more when faced with these types of situations.
“No one chooses how he or she is born. We must strive for a more inclusive society and towards an increased effort to stop hate,” Minister Dalli said.
Experts have revealed that as many as one out of every five youngsters is subjected to cyber bullying each day. This can have various negative effects, especially on the self-esteem of the individuals involved.
The #StopHate campaign which was launched last December and which will run till next March is also being supported by various other Ministries.