Social Social commitment 110 For us, media literacy is the key to safe and competent use of digi- tal media. At the same time, we believe that media literacy alone is not enough for peaceful and respectful coexistence in the digital world. For us, media and democratic literacy are inextricably linked. We therefore work to promote opinion-forming and trust, and to combat exclusion and hate speech online through a wide range of projects and initiatives Action for no hate speech online In the summer of 2020, we launched our #nohatespeech (#gegenhassimnetz) campaign. Its aim is to set an example and fight for an internet where everyone can #TAKEPART without fear. We also support initiatives that systematically tackle digital exclu- sion and thereby contribute to improving the situation of as many people as possible. We cooperate with 44 organizations and NGOs that are dedicated to the same goal. With our own measures in connection with online civil courage, we also call on society to support us in this commitment. In cooperation with Facebook, we installed a Messenger bot in November 2020 to provide more specific help to those affected by hate speech. The bot lets you find the right contact point with just a few clicks – no matter whether you need help directly or want to take action against online hate yourself. Depending on the personal situation, you will be transferred to Juuuport, Nummer gegen Kummer or #ichbinhier, contacts offering advice in conflict and crisis situations. Promoting online civil courage In the reporting year, our media literacy initiatives were focused on the topic of online civil courage. How can civil courage work on the internet? What steps can each of us take, and what is already being done to combat hate speech and fake news online? Is coun- terspeech on the internet effective in making dialog more con- structive? And: What role do bots and algorithms play in promot- ing filter bubbles and the vast reach of hate speech and fake news? We have produced educational material on these topics for target groups aged from 9 to 99. In 2020, we reached around 18,000 people with snackable con- tent, discussion rounds, and workshops on the topic of online civil courage. In addition, we develop and offer online materials to opinion leaders, which they can use free of charge and without registering. Through these opinion leaders, we were able to reach many more people from all target groups. These numbers are not included in our count. An example of one of our digital participation initiatives is Magenta Moon. Under the motto “Discover something new”, participants could experience digital education for all from October 17 to November 1, 2020 – online and on site at Leipziger Platz in Berlin. Its aim was to teach media skills in a playful way. In addition, the initiative developed new ideas and approaches to topics such as digital responsibility, sustainability, and innovation in workshops, talks, and interactive performances. With its varied program, Magenta Moon enabled digital education with equal opportunity for all, regardless of age, gender, and social background. The pro- gram will continue in 2021. Teachtoday The Teachtoday initiative supports children, young people, parents, and grandparents as well as teaching professionals with hands-on tips and materials about safe, proficient media usage. The materials are available at www.teachtoday.de in seven lan- guages (German, English, Croatian, Montenegrin, Polish, Roma- nian, and Hungarian). In 2020, we also focused on civil courage for this target group with the title “Courage on the internet”. Digital learning plays a particularly important role in this now that digital schooling and remote learning have become an even bigger part of students’ day-to-day lives. This is why we published and expanded a new digital toolbox on Teachtoday in 2020. The tool- box offers more than 100 formats to promote media and demo- cratic literacy among young people aged 9-16. These include pro- ject ideas, video tutorials, exciting quizzes, and brief learning units. It is aimed at learning groups, students, parents, and teachers. Teachtoday also has its own YouTube channel with short catchy videos about safe, proficient internet use, data protection, and how truthful people are online. SCROLLER and SCROLLER TV The SCROLLER children’s media magazine is geared specifically to children aged nine to twelve to improve their media literacy. It is available in both an interactive web version and a free print format. We published the tenth issue, highlighting “Courage on the inter- net”, in the reporting year. In 2020, we introduced a new format, SCROLLER TV, aimed at giv- ing children a meaningful and entertaining way to spend their time while at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. SCROLLER-TV offers important topics on media usage from the everyday lives of ele- mentary school children and invites young and old to share experi- ences. Each topic combines expert interviews, animated films, tips, and do-it-yourself elements into an entertaining piece highlighting competent media use. #TAKEPART stories Our #TAKEPART stories (#DABEI-Geschichten) initiative addresses socially relevant digitalization topics in a practical way and turns them into opportunities for opinion leaders. The initiative high- lights potential for participation and responsible conduct on the internet and aims to encourage a critical discussion about this subject. In this way, the initiative contributes to our #TAKEPART campaign. The team uses didactic formats to develop the content and implement it in the form of innovative modules. The modules are available in German and English, as well as in simplified lan- guage. No matter how complex a topic is, we think it’s important to leave it up to the users themselves to decide whether it’s impor- tant for them. We ensure appropriate linguistic and didactic prepa- ration of the material. #TAKEPART stories offer various modules with a focus on civil courage: digital democracy, opinion making on the internet, online civil courage, and other topics from the digital world such as digi- tal friendship and living in the city of the future.