Scottish football has united to support a boycott of social media in response to continuing racist and discriminatory abuse online aimed at players, staff, supporters and others associated with the game.

Clubs across the country will join the Scottish FA, Scottish Professional Football League, Scottish Women’s Football and PFA Scotland in switching-off all social media activity from 15:00 on Friday 30 April and will remain silent until 23:59 on Monday 3 May.

If you see unacceptable comments on social media – challenge it. You can help to bring about change by reporting hate directly to social media companies.

How to report abuse on social media

Twitter

To report a Tweet:

  1. Go to the Tweet you’d like to report.
  2. Click or tap the '...' icon.
  3. Select Report.
  4. Select 'It’s abusive or harmful'.
  5. Complete Twitter's follow-up questions.

To report an account:

  1. Go to the account profile and click or tap the '...' icon 
  2. Select Report.
  3. Select 'They’re being abusive or harmful'.
  4. Complete Twitter's follow-up questions.

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Instagram

To report a post on your feed:

  1. Tap the '...' icon above the post.
  2. Tap Report.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

To report someone through a direct message:

  1. Tap the paper aeroplane icon or messenger icon at the top right of Feed.
  2. Tap the chat with the person you want to report.
  3. Tap the person's name at the top of your chat.
  4. Tap Report, then follow the on-screen instructions.

To report someone through their profile:

  1. Tap their username from their Feed or story post, or tap the search icon and search their username to go to their profile.
  2. Tap '...' in the top right of the profile.
  3. Tap Report.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

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Facebook

To report abusive content or spam on Facebook, use the Report link near the content itself.

To report a profile:

  1. Go to the profile you want to report by clicking its name in your News Feed or searching for it.
  2. Click '...' to the right and select 'Find Support' or 'Report Profile'.
  3. To give feedback, click the option that best describes how this profile goes against Facebook's community standards then click Next.
  4. Depending on your feedback, you may then be able to submit a report to Facebook.

To report a post:

  1. Go to the post that you want to report.
  2. Click '...' in the top right of the post.
  3. Click Find support or report post.
  4. To give feedback, click the option that best describes how this post goes against Facebook's community standards. Click Next.
  5. Depending on your feedback, you may then be able to submit a report to Facebook.

To report a post on your timeline:

  1. Click your profile picture in the top right of Facebook.
  2. Go to the post and click '...' on the top right.
  3. Click Find support or report post and then click the option that best describes how this post goes against Facebook's community standards.

You can also block the person who posted the content on your timeline.

To report a message:

To report a message that goes against our Community Standards:

  1. From any page on Facebook, click the chat icon in the top right.
  2. Open the message.
  3. If you opened the message as a pop-up window, click the settings icon.
  4. Click 'Something's Wrong'.
  5. To give feedback, click the option that best describes how this message goes against Facebook's community standards.
  6. Depending on your feedback, you may then be able to submit a report to Facebook.

To report a comment on your Page or someone else's Page or profile:

  1. Go to the comment you want to report.
  2. Click '...' next to the comment.
  3. Click 'Give feedback or report this comment'.
  4. To give feedback, click the option that best describes how this comment goes against Facebook's community standards. If you don't see any options that fit, click Something Else to search for more.
  5. Depending on your feedback, you may then be able to submit a report to Facebook.