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Is Social Media a Frontier for Violence?
allows gangs to club together, compare 'fight compilation' videos, rival other gangs; this perpetuates existing violence and can be used to rally others to their groups.
can build up and spill over from social media into real life.
This is such a
that the head of knife crime prevention in London has called for violent youths to be banned from social media.
The link between any shared violent images and violence itself is
It is also a safe haven for people of more marginalised groups to communicate and care for one another; it would not be fair to remove this mechanism.