Met Police chief: Social media leads children to violence
The UK’s top police officer has blamed social media for normalising violence and leading more children to commit stabbings and murders.
Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick told the Times social media sites “rev people up” and make street violence “more likely”.
Fatal stabbings in England and Wales are at their highest levels since 2011.
Ms Dick announced a new task force of about 100 officers to tackle violent crime in London.
You have a better chance of being arrested for an “anti-social” tweet in GB than you do for assault.