Run, Hide and Tell

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Run, Hide and Tell

28th November 2017 Uncategorised 0
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November 2017 saw mass panic in London with what, at the time, looked to be another attack on our capital. Many, including celebrities took to social media – with many branding the tweets and Facebook posts as scare-mongering and unhelpful.

As soon as we hear of an attack, many log on turn to social media to get what they see as ‘unfolding first response reports’ on what’s going on.

But in the times of immense stress, how reliable are these reports?

It is easy to be drawn in by the panic and confusion of what is going on around us. However good the intentions of some of those posting, Chinese whispers spread fast. Last week’s events in London prove this. The panic caused only plays into the hands of the terrorists. Panic and fear are caused without any effort. Almost immediately there were also fake posts repeatedly shared of missing persons, images of alleged suspects and more appeared across the Internet.

When attacks do happen, upsettingly, many find it appropriate to post footage online – including graphic images. For many friends and family this disturbing footage is how the news of their loved ones involvement is learnt. It is important when an event like this unfolds that you do not share unreliable posts – and look to reliable sources for information.

Run, Hide and Tell

If you do get caught up in an attack and gather footage it should only be shared (at the first opportunity) with the authorities. Run, Hide and Tell is a UK initiative giving guidance which can be applied to a variety of events and scenarios. Watch the following video by the Government outlining the Run, Hide and Tell guidelines here.

 

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