20 January 2016
Educate Against Hate

New drive to protect children from 'spell of twisted ideologies'



The Educate Against Hate website offers parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice to protect children from the dangers of extremism, drawing on resources and guidance designed by the government and charities such as the NSPCC and Childnet.


Last month the government announced that all schools must put in place strengthened measures to protect children from harm online - including the risk of radicalisation - after concerns that children who travelled or attempted to travel to Syria were able to access material about Daesh and foreign fighters via school computers.


Building young people’s resilience and promoting fundamental British values lies at the heart of the government’s approach to preventing radicalisation, and this includes ensuring those closest to children are fully equipped to prevent extremist views from affecting children.


In July last year the government issued new advice to all schools and childcare providers to coincide with the new prevent duty and social media guidance, introduced as part of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, which legally requires a range of organisations including schools, local authorities, prisons, police and health bodies to take steps to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.