Montreal’s official opposition wants to create ‘network patrol’ to prevent youth violence – Montreal

Montreal’s official opposition wants the city and its police to set up a “network patrol” to tackle online violence among young adults.

The councilors made the announcement Wednesday morning at a joint press conference with NSK, a local community group that works with youth at risk.

The proposed team would consist of social and community workers and the police.

“There’s a lack of education and there’s a lack of prevention, for whatever reason,” said NSK board member Will Baptiste.

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The group claims that violent confrontations on social media are often taken to the streets.

According to the Montreal Police Department, cybercrime has increased from 20 percent to 30 percent over the past five years, and 98 percent of those cases involve use of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube.

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“We are talking about the lives of our children who are in danger right now. and it’s absolutely imperative that we do, because imagine if we don’t take care of it now, what’s going to happen in the next generation?” asked Baptiste.

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The official opposition also wants to promote prevention tools and develop spaces for self-expression, such as B. a chat platform for victims of cybercrime.

These would complement a telephone line for Montrealers affected by youth violence.

“I’m really glad that the opposition recognizes and supports our public safety plan,” said Alain Vaillancourt, a member of the executive committee responsible for public safety.

Vaillancourt says he looks forward to discussing the motion when the opposition submits it to City Hall on August 22.


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