Social media is changing the rules for how individuals and communities communicate. Its impact can be both positive and negative. For the safety and security of urban areas and the people who live in them this presents a range of opportunities and challenges.

How can law enforcement agencies and public security planners better understand the ways social media are being employed around them? And how can these agencies and organisation adapt to and adopt the use of social media in their delivery of a safer, more secure urban community?

Through active research and a series of practitioner workshops MEDI@4SEC is a developing network of law enforcement agencies and public security planners which can share experience and improve the use of social media in everyday public security practice.

Upcoming MEDI@4SEC Events

Workshop 6: Market Solutions

Wednesday 26th September 2018, Brussels

Social media platforms are playing an increasing role in the planning and evolution of recent mass gatherings. The workshop will examine these important questions through a number of real situations, the social media practices that are utilised, and the specific challenges they present.

Applications to this workshop have now closed.

You can follow the event on Twitter using the hashtag #media4sec.

MEDI@4SEC Knowledge Base

Reports for download

  • Report on the State of the Art
  • Best Practice and Lesson Learned
  • Ethical and Legal Challenges
  • Current and Future Priorities
  • Report of Workshop 1 on DIY Policing

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