'Run, hide, tell' - learning lifesaving skills
30 Jan 'Run, hide, tell' - learning lifesaving skills

People need to learn lifesaving skills in case they are caught up in a terror attack, a team of senior military and civilian medics has said. Their app, called CitizenAID, offers step-by-step advice.

Clean Islington: the council weapon against environmental issues
20 Jan Clean Islington: the council weapon against environmental issues

An application lets you report environmental issues quickly and easily to Islington Council and get them resolved.

Kenya's 'panic button' app: shake of phone sends distress signal
12 Jan Kenya's 'panic button' app: shake of phone sends distress signal

With crime rates high and no efficient emergency number available, an app developed by a student aims to make people in Kenya feel safer

Social safety network provides real-time crime alerts
20 Dec Social safety network provides real-time crime alerts

Peru-based social network Reach uses smartphone geolocation to track crime reports and lets users alert contacts to their whereabouts in an emergency.

India orders ‘panic button’ for mobile phones in bid to protect women
16 May India orders ‘panic button’ for mobile phones in bid to protect women

Mobile phones sold in India will be required to have a “panic button” after Jan. 1, part of the government’s efforts to address women’s safety in a country where incidents of reported rape continue to rise.

How technology can influence people’s emotions
12 Nov How technology can influence people’s emotions

Artificial emotions can help people communicate, but they raise ethical issues too.

 
How can we better care for the children of offenders?
12 Nov How can we better care for the children of offenders?

The unprecedented number of children across Europe separated from an incarcerated parent could serve as the basis for a new aid policy. Yet, making it happen at the EU level is going to take time.

Crowd safety via sensing app
12 Nov Crowd safety via sensing app

A smart phone app points people the way, assists event organisers in preventing emergency cases and turns its creators into technology entrepreneurs.

This project has received funding from the European
Unionʼs Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
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