Danny Cowley has thrown his support behind this weekend’s boycott of social media among the football – and wider sporting – community.
Clubs will be staying off Twitter, Facebook and Instagram from 3pm today (April 30) until 11.59pm on Monday.
It is a demonstration of collective anger at some of the horrific online abuse seen daily on those platforms.
And Cowley believes that we all have a collective obligation to try to stamp out any kind of discrimination.
The Blues boss said: “I think it’s a really important thing to do and maybe it can provide a reality check for everyone.
“There’s an important place for social media in terms of gathering information and connecting the world.
“But we all have to remember that we have a responsibility to treat people as you would want to be treated yourself.
“As a teacher you would tell the children to think before they speak and the same thing needs to happen before you post or tweet a message.
"We all have to remember that we have a responsibility to treat people as you would want to be treated yourself."
“I’m really pleased that football is making a stand and it needs to happen. The world would be a better place if we were all kinder.”
Pompey have two fixtures remaining this season as they look to cling on to a League One play-off spot.
Cowley said: “We have two games to go and, at the moment, all the focus is on facing AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.
“The important thing is to beat a very good side who are in form and have done brilliantly under their new manager to ensure their safety.
“I’ve got a soft spot for them after spending a few years with the club when I was growing up and the journey they’ve been on is brilliant after having their identity stolen away.
“But we have to be ultra-focused and incredibly determined because it’s clear just what we need to do.”
Cowley is hoping to have a few more players available for these final two games against the Dons and Accrington.
He said: “Lee Brown is fit, healthy and ready to go, while Jordy Hiwula is back training again and that’s a huge plus because we’re short on attacking options.
“Jack Whatmough is only one game away from his suspension being over and he’s been a huge loss, so things are looking a bit brighter.”