Category Archives: Radicalisation and Terrorism

Explaining Terrorism to Children

This is such a powerful video. François Dufour, the Editor in Chief of Le Petit Quotidien, France’s only national newspaper for children, talks to a group of children about what they want to know and understand, following the atrocious events of last Friday.

http://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000004042437/explaining-terror-to-children.html

 

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Addressing Extremism in the Classroom

I’m delighted that an article by Alison Jamieson on the Prevent Duty: Addressing Extremism in the Classroom has just been published in Sec-Ed. Alison is co-author of Radicalisation and Terrorism: A Teacher’s Handbook for Addressing Extremism.

http://www.sec-ed.co.uk/best-practice/the-prevent-duty-addressing-extremism-in-the-classroom/

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Half of all radicalisation referrals come from schools

Since July, schools have been legally bound to “take steps to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This has resulted in the number of referrals made from the education sector to Channel, the government’s anti-radicalisation scheme, rising from 20 in 2012/13 to 424 last year. According to the Quillam Foundation, however, 80% of these referrals are then thrown out.

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Talking about terrorism

Yesterday Alison Jamieson, the author of Radicalisation and Terrorism: A Teachers Handbook for Addressing Extremism, was interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland’s Sunday Morning With… programme.

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What do schools have to do to ensure they are abiding by the Counter Terrorism and Security Act?

Following the introduction of the new Counter Terrorism Act (which received its Royal Assent in February this year) it is a requirement for all schools to work in preventing young people from being drawn into terrorism.

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Counter-extremism lessons should be part of National Curriculum

Today on BBC Radio Four’s Today programme Dr Muhammed Tahir Al Qadri, a Pakistani politician and Islamic scholar, called for British Muslims to be taught ‘peace’ in school to tackle radicalisation.

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Helping schools to tackle extremism

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act (February 2015) makes it compulsory for schools to implement anti-radicalisation measures to help prevent young people from being drawn into terrorism. As the increasingly frequent press stories of school children being radicalised show, teachers urgently need a resource that enables them to recognise, debate and disrupt extremist narratives within the context of the classroom.

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