No Place for Hate

The No Place for Hate campaign champions our borough to be the place of possibilities where nobody faces abuse, online or in their community. We all need to realise the effect we can have on others when we comment or post online. We all need to realise that what might just be seen as a comment or someone showing their frustrations can often cause real harm to others that read it.

Reporting online hate or abuse

Reporting abusive or harmful behaviour on social media

Many social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, have community standards which set out how those using the platforms should behave. Posts or comments which are abusive, harmful, harassment or disinformation go against these standards and can be reported.

The platform may decide to take action against the reported content, and you can take action to protect yourself by blocking those who are being inappropriate online.

Find out more about how you can report posts or comments:

Reporting hate crime

If you experience or witness a hate crime online, such as on social media, or in person you can report it to us or South Yorkshire Police. Read more information about hate and harassment.

Support the campaign

No Place for Hate isn’t just about tackling hate on our own social media pages – we want to create positive, inclusive online communities across Barnsley and beyond. That’s why we’re asking for our partners and other groups, organisations and individuals to get involved.

You can download our social media assets and share these onto your own pages with the hashtag #NoPlaceForHate.

Sign up to our pledge and let us know how you’ll help to challenge online hate.

Tackling hate and abuse on our social media pages

We’ve been taking steps to tackle abuse, disinformation and unacceptable behaviour on our pages. Our social media acceptable use policy covers our zero-tolerance approach to abuse, and we take action against any post or comment on our channels which violates this policy.