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Congratulations! You have completed the Tackling Online Abuse in Sport course.

We hope you enjoyed the course and now feel more informed and able to engage in discussion about what online abuse is, the impact it can have and some of the complexities involved in tackling it in a sporting context.

What you have learned:

  • What online abuse is
  • The triggers, targets, and forms of online abuse in sport
  • The impact of online abuse in sport on specific stakeholders and wider society
  • Legal responses to online abuse based on criminal, civil, and administrative law
  • Different tensions in legal responses to online abuse
  • The main challenges in combating online abuse
  • Different approaches and stakeholders involved in tackling online abuse

Want to learn more?

If you are interested in finding out more or getting involved to help tackle online abuse in sport then there are a number of initiatives that you may be interested in:

United Against Online Abuse – The FIA-led campaign to build a global coalition to stop hate speech in sport. The United Against Online Abuse campaign, led by the FIA, is a collaborative mission between national governments, regulatory institutions, technology platforms and fellow sporting bodies, with the objective of building a global coalition to tackle online abuse within the sport ecosystem. The campaign is founded upon three key-pillars: stronger together, knowledge-led and committed to action. The coalition leverages its advocacy, educational and safeguarding work streams to develop the industries responses to tackling online abuse in sport.

Tackling Online Hate in Football – A long-term academic network that has been studying this issue in a football context. A host of resources can be found here to continue your education.

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