The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has taken a terrible toll in lives, illness, and economic devastation and it is having diverse effects on violence and crime. Therefore, the Daily Prevention News publishes weekly a Corona Crime Issue dedicated to collect related relevant news and information.
- Combating the disinfodemic: Working for truth in the time of COVID-19
The impacts of COVID-19 disinformation are more deadly than disinformation about other subjects, such as politics and democracy. To #ShareKnowledge, UNESCO has published two policy briefs offering critical insights into the fast-growing COVID-19-related disinformation that is impeding access to trustworthy sources and reliable information. Source: UNESCO
- Video: Schools, education and COVID-19
In the first half of 2020, 188 countries temporarily closed their schools to slow down the spread of Covid-19, with more than 1.5 billion young people on their own or following classes online. Many school re-openings since then have continued to be disrupted by the virus. What are the trade-offs between getting kids back to school and keeping communities healthy? How can schools adapt to the coronavirus? And will this virus radically and permanently change the way we learn and teach? Source: OECD
- Podcast: Should we be more concerned about artificial intelligence during the Covid-19 crisis?
AI is at the wheel when it comes to driverless cars, and is used by farmers to monitor crops, and by the police to solve crime. It has promise in health care too, including to better detect COVID-19. Could AI go too far, as machines teach machines, and even learning human emotions and tastes, yet with very little control by human beings. Source: OECD
- Video: What about AI and data privacy during the Covid-19 crisis?
"Tracking and tracing apps have had a mixed track record during the Covid-19 health crisis. Our privacy and data is under the spotlight", says Audrey Plonk, Head of Digital Economy Policy in this NEW video. Source: OECD
- The Covid crisis has highlighted the critical role of cities in ensuring citizens’ safety and welfare
Efus and representatives of the cities of Nice (France) and Madrid (Spain), the three co-leaders of the Partnership on Security in Public Spaces of the Urban Agenda for the EU, as well as the Eurocities network and the World Health Organisation (WHO) discussed the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on cities and regions, the lessons they’ve learned and how they can better prepare for future challenges during a workshop organised online by the Urban Agenda Partnership, on 16 October. Source: Efus
Please find more information and news about the interlinkages between the Coronavirus, Crime and Violence in German published every Tuesday on our German News Service Tägliche Präventions News.