Countering online hate on Safer Internet Day
CST and the All Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism used Safer Internet Day 2012 to promote the online reporting of hate crime via the True Vision reporting website to Members of Parliament yesterday.
True Vision, which can be found at http://www.report-it.org.uk, is a website run by the Ministry of Justice where all forms of hate crime can be reported quickly and easily online. The report will then be passed directly to the relevant police force to investigate. It is particularly useful for reporting hate crime that take place on the internet: to date over 1,300 reports have been made to the site with just over 300 of these relating to Internet offences.
True Vision also offers helpful information, advice and downloadable resources regarding hate crime.
Several MPs of different parties visited the CST/APPGAA event yesterday, including Communities and Local Government Minister Andrew Stunnell, seen here with Superintendent Paul Giannasi, Manager of the True Vision programme.