Violence : CONTENTS



(Updated on 18/04/2014)



    • London riots: David Cameron approves water cannon - 10 August 2011
      "David Cameron has given the green light for water cannon to be used on the British mainland for the first time and condemned pockets of society as “sick.”

      + a VIDEO



    • London riots: how BlackBerry Messenger played a key role - 8 August 2011
      "Police looking on Facebook and Twitter for signs of unrest spreading will have missed out – they should have watched BBM...
      The most powerful and up-to-the-minute rallying appears to have taken place on a more covert social network: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)...
      For many teens armed with a BlackBerry, BBM has replaced text messaging because it is free, instant and more part of a much larger community than regular SMS."


    • Issues in Birmingham city centre - 8 August 2011
      "West Midlands Police are aware of some disorder in Birmingham city centre.
      Several premises in the centre have been attacked with some shop windows smashed and property stolen in various locations...
      A policing operation is in place with extra officers in Birmingham to restore calm in the city centre, and protect local people and businesses."


  • Philadelphia orders curfew after flash-mob attacks - 9 August 2011
    "Mayor Michael Nutter said that the curfew would apply at 22:00 for anyone under 13 years of age and at midnight for those under 18.
    Flash mobs, organised through social networking websites, have left several city residents injured in recent weeks....
    The mayor said those who broke the curfew could be taken to a police station and fined up to $300 (£184), while repeat offenders faced penalties of $500...
    He warned that if parents failed to pick up their children, the department of human services would be contacted and parents could face child neglect charges...
    "What is making this unique today is the social media aspect," Everett Gillison, Philadelphia's deputy mayor for public safety,
    told the Associated Press news agency."They can communicate and congregate at a moment's notice," he added."


    A flash mob (or flashmob) 
    "is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment and/or satire.
    Flash mobs are organized via telecommunicationssocial media, or viral emails."



  • Top 10 Protest Symbols - a slideshow
    "Whether standing before a column of tanks, refusing to give up a bus seat or suffering a tragic death in the chaos of a Tehran street protest, these figures came to epitomize and humanize their struggle."



  • SpongeBob in NY torture sideshow
    "Children's cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is being used as part of an art installation to protest against water-boarding as a form of torture."

    Aim = "to provoke people into thinking about the interrogation technique, which simulates the feeling of drowning and is denounced by human rights groups as a form of torture."



  • Ingrid BETANCOURT :

  • Parameters of violence
    "What are some of the reasons for the violent behavior of today's youth?
    What are some ways of reducing or preventing violence and aggression?"



    • Violence in schools
      "The latest contributions are the films Bowling for Columbine and Elephant, and, you can't miss Mickael Moore's pages
      with a teacher's guide to the film and several extracts, including a Linking Park cartoon and an interview of Marilyn Manson."

      (Christine Reymond - Infonews)

    • Violence in schools - A mind map (



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