Young People Encouraged to Pause B4U Post

A new programme from Nil by Mouth helping young people consider the consequences of posting sectarian abuse online. Free to all employability and training providers in west-central Scotland.

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Nil by Mouth is setting out to help young people consider the long term consequences of online behaviour on their employment prospects supported by the Scottish Children’s Lottery.

Nil by Mouth’s ‘Pause B4U Post’ programme will see the charity work with a range of training and employment providers across west central Scotland to help 16-25 year olds consider the real life consequences of online behaviour and hate crime on their employment prospects. One of the first groups to benefit from the partnership was young people attending a Street League programme in West Dunbartonshire.

Participants will join workshops helping them better understand the potential consequences for posting online abuse in terms of their own reputations and those of potential employers as well as looking at the impact on the mental health of those being targeted. The charity has extensive experience of dealing with the fallout from online hate speech and will also offer one-to-one awareness sessions for young people who have indulged in these behaviours. The package helps participants think about their own social media use and balancing their right to free speech with the rights of others to live their lives without feeling threatened or being discriminated against.

For more information on how your group can benefit from the project simply email Emma Alexander at