Know about keeping safe from radicalisation.
•Terrorist radicalisation and recruitment is not confined to one faith or ideology
•An explanation about what is meant by the warning signs of radicalisation and ways in which individuals may become radicalised and the methods that may be adopted to encourage people to join in, adopt their radical beliefs and become involved in criminal activity.
e.g.Propaganda particularly on the internet and social media sites
Befriending to become part of a group or ‘community’
Targeting those identified as susceptible and marginalised - such as by gender, age, economic class or ethnicity.
Indoctrination of young children through cartoons, video games
•An outline of ways in which individuals can keep safe from radicalisation - Focus on raising awareness in a safe way.
•Online safety could include:
Don’t post personal information like address, phone number
Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of self or others
Keeping privacy settings as high as possible
Not giving out passwords
Don’t befriend people you do not know
Don’t meet up with people you have met online – people are not always who they say they are online
Respect other people’s views, not being rude and insulting if you don’t agree with them
Know your faith so you can identify an extremist version of it, ask for advice from a trusted source if you are unsure or suspicious, don't keep secrets from your family and friends.
Critically think why someone might ask you to become involved in violence, bloodshed or murder.
If something is seen online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried – leave the website, turn off the computer and tell a trusted adult.
Keeping safe with mobile phones
Don’t give your phone number out to someone you don’t know
Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know
Don’t reply to messages from people you don’t know
Don’t reply to nasty messages
Keep messages and show them to a trusted adult, make a note of the time and date
Let withheld callers or unknown got to voicemail.
Block numbers if necessary
Tell someone if you are worried.
Keeping safe in the community
When you are out and about know how to keep yourself safe
Know where safe places are in the community
Radicalisation is a safeguarding issue that everyone should be aware of and act on.
•What to do if you feel you are or another person is at risk of being radicalised - seek support, talk to family, teachers, religious leaders.
•What to do if you become aware of possible or actual extremist activity - There are many ways to get help: report to the police, report this anonymously online. Immediate action may be required to prevent an atrocity.
Outline some of the warning signs that an extremist group or an individual with extremist beliefs may be involved in criminal activity.
State some of the methods that extremist groups use to encourage people to join them, adopt their beliefs and/or engage in criminal activity on behalf of the group.
Outline some key ways individuals can keep themselves safe from radicalisation, including when online.
Give examples of what to do if
(a) you think you or another person is at risk of being radicalised
(b) you become aware of possible or actual criminal extremist activity.