A Little Means A Lot
Everyone who uses the online spaces is a digital citizen. As digital citizens, we must all do more to ensure that we are helping those who experience online abuse.
We encouraging you to help those who experience online abuse. We are encouraging you intervene if you witness abuse online, so that we can help everyone to positively reclaim the online space. We’re asking you to make a small change, that will mean a lot to those experiencing online abuse. At Glitch, we think it is especially important to recognise the disproportionate impact that online abuse can have on those with multi-intersecting identities. Black women are 84% more likely to receive abusive tweets than white women. We encourage everyone to commit to being an ally – online as well as offline. Commit to being an online active bystander.
How can you be an online active bystander? There are four easy ways that we can all make a difference to disarm and reduce online abuse:
When you see online abuse, showing kindness to the person being targeted by online abuse is absolutely essential to diffusing the situation. This includes supporting and echoing the point, reporting the abuse and sending a kind and encouraging message. A little really does mean a lot to targets of trolling and harassment to the digital spaces.
How can you help?
Pledge to be an online active bystander so that we can have as many people as possible pledging to make a difference to those experiencing online abuse. If you’re willing to report, support, reply or amplify when you see online abuse, then add your name below and encourage others to do the same.
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