This guide for teachers explores radicalisation and extremism, what the two terms mean, the tactics used, and ways forward.

Schools are required to ‘prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. This guide explains the terms, the process and suggests steps we can take to prevent children and young people being radicalised into holding extremist beliefs.

Technology plays a role in facilitating this process, accelerating it, and amplifying the voices of those attempting to radicalise others. An extremist holds values that are in opposition to the shared values of the UK and is often considered the end result of the radicalisation process.

This short guide will help you to understand the basics of this threat and provides advice and links to further support.