University Student - Co-fondateur /Co-founder
On the internet, insults and harassment between users are prevalent and become commonplace. The Respect Zone label is a new, positive tool to counter cyberbullying.
Adopting the Respect Zone label sends a signal that your online space is a zone of respect.
Sexism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, attacks on persons with disabilities... On the Internet and on social networks, violence and hatred are increasingly prevalent. With Respect Zone, all Internet users (from the single user to the most important internet providers) have a new tool to combat cyberbullying.
The principle is simple. Wearing the Respect Zone label means encouraging its online users to use their words with moderation and ensuring freedom of expression for all users, to protect the most vulnerable among us from the hate speech polluting our online space.
40 % OF HIGH SCHOOL AND
COLLEGE STUDENTS in France
reported that they have been
victims of cyberbullying at least
once during the school year
(sms, social networks... )
12% OF THEM
were victims of online
identity theft and 6%
reported being repeatedly
of xenophobic content
signalled to the National
Police in 2012, via
51% OF CASES OF LGBT–PHOBIA
occur on the Internet
At the origins of Respect Zone is the association: "Hate Prevention Initiative", registered with the Register of the Tribunal of first instance of Strasbourg since 2012. Bringing together various professionals (especially with law and history backgrounds) acutely aware of the problems of cyberbullying and dissemination of hate content online, the association created the "Respect Zone" citizen label in 2014. This new, online initiative fights against the negative excesses posted online.
The association had already made its mark in 2009 by warning the public about the entrance in the public domain, and the future commercialization, of the Mein Kampf book in 2016. This campaign has remained in the memories of people today and has given rise to retranslations of the book which include teaching material and critical assessments developed by teams of scientists from publishers renowned for reputable and reliable content.
Today, the Initiative for the Prevention of Hate affirms its commitment to accountability of all internet actors by offering Respect Zone, the online citizen label.
More information on the Initiative for the Prevention of Hate can be found on www.hateprevention.org.
All the supporters of the association on www.hateprevention.org/fr/supports/.
Because the Internet must remain a space of free and peaceful communication,
we all share the responsibility of setting an example of respect online.
Making the Internet a genuine "Respect Zone" requires a strong response against hateful
content polluting the online space.
REFUSING CYBERVIOLENCE TOGETHER
We strongly denounce different forms of violence present
on the Internet, especially on social networks
(insults, threats, exclusion, harassment, discrimination, hate).
FIGHT ALL DISCRIMINATION
Through our actions, we oppose all forms of discrimination
and all hate messages on the Internet
(anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia, sexism, homophobia).
EMPOWERING CITIZENS AND SCHOLARS AND MAKING THEM ACCOUNTABLE
Because there is no free space without rule of law, due process and justice,
we call for self-regulation of our expression online through the
responsibilisation of each one of us and an awareness
by everyone of this.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Everyone needs to be aware of this problem, starting from right now.
Let's be upstanders, not bystanders.
Because cyberbullying has never been stronger than it is today,
we need to lay the foundations of a tolerant, peaceful
and respectful online space.
Today, online users are more than ever exposed to cyberbullying and its detrimental effects. E-commerce sites, media, institutions, single actors... All users may experience offending and negative language from their online interlocutors.
The Respect Zone label is here to delineate an area which provides support to all the players, companies and individuals alike, who are actively and personally engaged in a process of pacification of online exchanges, and in enhancing their sense of respect.
Accompanied by Respect Zone, labelled entities represent a real guarantee of control over their online space and trust in their relationship with their digital counterparts.
1) I RESPECT OTHERS.
I publish content (texts, hashtags, photos, sounds, videos, etc.) which recognizes the fundamental rights and liberties of other people, whether in on line or off-line contexts.
2) I MODERATE MY CONTENT AND STATEMENTS.
I take care not to publish or support cyber-violent content (including bullying, racism, antisemitism, homophobia, sexism, discrimination or stigmatism of origin, belief, religion or disability and incitement of hate, violence or terrorism).
3) I MODERATE CONTENT PLACED BY OTHERS ON MY WEBSITES/WEBPAGES.
When I identify or am notified of content contrary to this charter, I will as soon as possible, act in an appropriate manner, either by affirmatively disassociating myself from that content or removing it.
4) I WILL POST THE RESPECT ZONE LABEL.
I will post the Respect Zone label in a visible manner on my page or website (home page, header or with other links) and will include a link to the website www.respectzone.org.
5) I WILL USE THE RESPECT ZONE LABEL ONLY IN COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHARTER.
I recognize that the Respect Zone label is authorized for use only as set out in this charter and I will not use it otherwise.
Anyone violating these rules is liable to be withdrawn from the use of the label. Content can be text (including hashtag), visual, audio or video.
All the versions of the Respect Zone charter:
French version of the new Respect Zone Charter - September 2015
English version of the new Respect Zone Charter - September 2015
Spanish version (translation by Catherine Blaya) - June 2015
Greek version (translation by Christina Douka) - June 2015
Italian version (translation by Valentina Auliso) - June 2015
Dutch version - June 2015
Russian Version (traduction by Adriano Kanute) - May 2016
Chinese Version (traduction by Zhiyuan Dai) - June 2016
University Student - Co-fondateur /Co-founder
Lycéen - Cofondateur / Junior High School student (Co-founder)
Principale du collège Saint-Pol-Roux
President - Fondateur / Association Respect Zone / Juriste - Attorney
École Supérieure du Professorat et de l’Éducation - Université Nice Sophia Antipolis Directrice adjointe aux relations Internationales et à la Recherche - Présidente de l'Observatoire International de la Violence à l’École- Directrice du CAPEF
Conseil en Production Audiovisuelle et Médiatique - Avocat au Barreau de Californie
Social Media Consultant- HK Strategies
Directeur Editorial d'une agence de création de contenus
Directrice de Not In Our School, association partenaire de Respect Zone
Youtubeur - humoriste
Principale du collège Théophile Gautier
Expert en Marketing et Ventes
Ambassadeur de Respect Zone et Etudiant en Communication au Canada
Professeur - Sciences Po Paris
Professeur Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Journaliste - ancien membre du CSA
Avocate - Docteur en droit - Administrateur de l'Association française des docteurs en droit
Associate Professor of Education, San José State University
Directeur général de l'ARPP
Ancienne Ministre des Affaires Etrangères, Avocat, ancienne Senior Vice President & General Counsel de la banque mondiale (Espagne)
Avocat - écrivain - ancien MCO - membre du CNB - conservateur du Musée du Barreau de Paris
Journaliste-redacteur à la Regle du Jeu
Président d'Honneur de l'Association Francaise des Juristes d'Entreprise
Chargé de Missions - Assistant Directeur Artistique - Respect Zone
Journaliste et écrivain
Professeur (Ecole de droit Sciences Po Paris et Ceipi Strasbourg) - Docteur honoris causa Université de Heidelberg - Consultant
Executive Director & Founder of Community Matters
Psychologist (Luxembourg / Paris)
Avocate - Ancien Bâtonnier de l'Ordre des Avocats Paris / Former Chair of the Paris Bar
Avocate - Vice Bâtonnier Désigné du Barreau de Paris (Vice Chair of Paris Bar)
Avocat - Bâtonnier Désigné du Barreau de Paris / Elected chairman of the Paris Bar
Responsable Internet Sans Crainte Tralalère - Safer internet Day Manager (France)
Directeur de la Rédaction (Le Monde du Droit) - Chief Editor
Senior Manager Affaires européennes et internationales, gestion de programmes et de projets, stratégie de communication – Bruxelles - Senior Manager European &International Affairs, Programs and Projects management, Communication Strategy – B
Psychanaliste - Ecrivain - Président de l'Association Edgar Faure
Élève / Student