Morally secure? The key ethical challenges of social media use in public security

As we have seen in our previous blogs, social media have changed our lives. The platforms can facilitate communication, interaction, and participation on an unprecedented scale. They help public security providers to engage with the public to increase legitimacy and trust and to deliver security more effectively and efficiently. However, all that glitters is not necessarily gold and social media …

Shining a blue light on social media‘s impact on public safety and security

There is an urgent need to bring together communities, policing and policy makers to tackle how social media can be better utilised to tackle crime and the fear of crime, how they can protect individuals and communities from the dark side of social media while at the same time preserving the freedoms offered by that social media. The use of social media within …

Researchers to help shine blue light on Social media‘s impact on public safety and security

A Europe wide research team led by the University of Warwick has won European funding to bring together communities, policing and policy makers to tackle how to protect the public on social media, and use social media to tackle crime and the fear of crime, while also preserving the freedoms offered by that social media. Professor Jon Coaffee from the …