ProTechThem Building Awareness for Safer and Technology-Savvy Sharenting

News and events


Recent papers

  • Lavorgna, A., Ugwudike, P., & Tartari, M. (2023). Online sharenting: Identifying existing vulnerabilities and demystifying media reported crime risks. Crime, Media, Culture.
  • Lavorgna, A., Tartari, M., & Ugwudike, P. (2022). Criminogenic and harm-enabling features of social media platforms: The case of sharenting practices. European Journal of Criminology


Middleton, S.E. Letouzé, E. Hossaini, A. Chapman, A. Trust, regulation, and human-in-the-loop AI: within the European region, Communications of the ACM (CACM), 65, 4 (April 2022), 64–68

Ramchurn, S.D. Middleton, S.E. McAuley, D. Webb, H. Hyde, R. Lisinska, J. A Response to Draft Online Safety Bill – A Call for Evidence from the Joint Committee, UK Parliamentary Inquiry, 2021

UK Parliament, Automation in military operations, POSTnote, 07 October 2022

Middleton, S.E. Human-in-the-loop AI, Turing@Southapton Research Showcase Event, University of Southampton, Sept 2022


20-23 June 2022 – ProTechThem is at the Environmental Criminology & Crime Analysis Symposium (ECCA) with Dr Lavorgna presenting on ‘Harmful #sharenting and its ecosystem: Identifying existing vulnerabilities and criminogenic features of social media platforms’

16-18 June 2022 – ProTechThem is at the Narrative Criminology Conference with Dr Lavorgna giving a keynote on ‘Narratives of blame and absolution: framing and managing digital risks in harmful sharenting practices’