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Are Your Social Media Habits Making You Vulnerable?

By Leischen Stelter

When Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint of $10 million worth of jewelry, police and others pointed to her constant social media presence as a major factor in making her vulnerable. While her wealth and popularity made her a greater target than the average person, should this attack serve as a wake-up call for the rest of us? Here are preventative measures everyone should take to reduce their risk when using social media.

Kik and the Dangers of Social Media Apps

By Tim Hardiman

In January, 13-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell was kidnapped and killed, allegedly by an 18-year-old man she met through an anonymous messaging application, Kik Messenger. Police officers must have a broad understanding of the dangers of social media apps, how they're being used by young people, and why they're so attractive to predators.

Ready or Not: The Challenges of Adopting Technology

The speed at which technology has advanced in recent years is mind blowing, but many public safety agencies struggle to understand available technology. The bottom line is that technology is not going away. Leaders and administrators must seek to understand how technology works, how it can be applied, and, most importantly, how it can help further their mission of protecting and serving the public.

In the month of July, In Public Safety will feature articles written by American Military University faculty members about the benefits and challenges of technology in public safety agencies.