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Young people and Radicalisation

Votes for schools – Extremism lesson plan

Aimed at KS2

A 45-minute lesson plan for primary students, developed by Votes for Schools, to facilitate discussions about extremism and radicalisation. The lesson plan centres around the question: “Can you understand why someone would become an extremist?” with students given the opportunity at the end of the lesson to vote on this discussion topic.


Fat Face – Lets talk about it

Aimed at KS2

Lesson plan and short film to teach Year 6 and above about radicalisation and all types of extremism. This resource seeks to support schools in building pupils’ understanding of these issues and building resilience to the methods and processes of radicalisation. The resource is a stand-alone unit that should be taught within a planned PSHE programme. It has been developed by the Let’s Talk About It Campaign.


Trust Me

Aimed at KS2, KS3

Childnet has created a resource which is designed to support teachers in exploring critical thinking online. The 'Trust Me' resource has been created with teachers in mind after hearing from schools that they wanted a resource which would start the conversations around extremism and extreme online content.


Secondary Getting on Together

Aimed at KS3, KS4

Two programmes of lessons developed by teachers in Wales to build resilience to extremism in secondary school pupils. GOT 1 aims to build the knowledge and understanding needed to counter the distortion of the non-violent message of the Islamic faith, while GOT 2 equips students to identify and reject extremist messages.


Run, Hide, Tell (PSHE Association)

Aimed at KS3, KS4

The Run, Hide, Tell resource pack has been produced by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), as part of their ACT for YOUTH campaign to inform 11-16 year olds of how best to react to a gun or knife terror attack.  While the chances of being caught up in a gun or knife attack are small, we know from case studies and testimony of people who have survived attacks that, if followed, this advice can save lives.  However, it is crucial that this message is conveyed to young people in a way that is sensitive and not alarmist.


No Love for Hate

Aimed at KS3, KS4

The No Love for Hate project aims to reduce the appeal of extremism to young people. It offers a positive alternative to the increasing pressure young people may feel from the world around them and the propaganda they may see online. It encourages pupils to be more accepting of others and to challenge hatred. Topics include hate crime, online risks, refugees, the rise of right-wing extremism and the push/pull factors of radicalisation. The resources are open access materials, including interactive Prezi presentations and Kahoot! quizzes, which can be adapted for different audiences.


Think. Protect. Connect.

Aimed at KS3, KS4

The Think: Protect: Connect toolkit is a resource to support schools, FE colleges and youth settings safeguard children and young people, including those with Autism Spectrum Conditions, from online radicalisation and extremism. It is delivered through a series of six hour-long workshops, designed to generate engagement, discussion and learning. It helps challenge the myths, misconceptions and stereotypes held by children and young people around individuals and groups. It also equips young people to critically assess and challenge sensitive topics including myths about race, racism, the use of online propaganda and extremist ideologies.


PREVENT for FE and Training

Aimed at Professionals

Online training modules and information.