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October 24, 2013

Project Guardian: Using Social Media to Tackle Unwanted Sexual Behaviour

TwitterA new British police initiative has resulted in 15 arrests in just one week for sexual offences on London’s public transport system. The Project Guardian operation was developed in response to a Transport for London survey which revealed that while 15% of women had been victims of unwanted sexual behaviour on trains and buses, 90% had not reported it. 120 police officers patrolled public transport in a week of action from 23-28 September 2013. Twitter was used as a means of raising awareness about the project via the hashtag #ProjGuardian and passengers were encouraged to report any unwanted behaviour via a text number.

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