Dealing with hateful messages online

By Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK, 31 Oct, 2022 | 1 min read

Social media can be a fun and engaging tool with a wide variety of personal and professional applications. However, the virtual world can also be dangerous and those who interact with it may come to be targeted by hateful, racist, misogynistic or xenophobic comments.

Online abuse can be just as harmful as any other kind. The GMC has produced guidance on dealing with critical messages online, which can be found here. Below are some simple steps to follow if you see, or are targeted by, hateful or abusive messages on social media:

If you’d like to learn more about the safe use of social media, you may want to consider signing up for this free GMC webinar on the professional use of social media in SEM, taking place on Jan 25, 2023.