Ryan Sessegnon urged social media companies to impose tougher penalties on people who send racist abuse to players on their platforms.
It comes after English football clubs and governing bodies, alongside broadcasters like talkSPORT, staged a four-day social media boycott in response to the growing number of players who have been subjected to racist abuse online.
EFL teams Swansea City and Birmingham City alongside Scottish champions Rangers have all boycotted social media over the past month, while Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has deleted all of his Facebook accounts , Instagram and Twitter.
The latest high-profile case involved Tyrone Mings and Sessegnon of Aston Villa, who is loaned to Hoffenheim this season from Tottenham Hotspur, also suffered racist abuse last November.
Now the 20-year-old wants to see social media companies crack down on abuse on their platforms.
Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, Sessegnon said: “Doing this type of boycott is a step forward to show that we are aware and that we are no longer going to tolerate it. This is a step in the right direction and we will see if it improves in the future.
“There are, of course, other things to make this issue go away, but it’s going to take time, as we know.
“There must be tougher penalties and harsher penalties. First, a plan needs to be in place for how you even create these accounts. Someone has to be held responsible.
“You have to set up something where you can’t create these fake accounts and you can’t create these trolling accounts to send a message to anyone. You need a stronger security basis in terms of identification to create these accounts. “
Sessegnon was backed by Hoffenheim and parent club Spurs when he suffered racist abuse online last November.
The German side, however, went a step further, with the Hoffenheim side celebrating all with a closed fist after Mu’nas Dabbur opened the scoring against Slovan Liberec in the Europa League, a move that touched Sessegnon.
“It was huge. Right after that happened, Hoffenheim put on their social media the image of everyone raising their fists and it touched me, ”he says.
“It was great of them. I had the support of the players, the staff and everyone involved in the club. It touched me a lot to be honest.