At a time when terrorist threats and activities are in the news, it is natural that parents might be anxious about how their children might be influenced online. It is true that the internet and social media are used by extremists to promote their ideology and recruit or radicalise people, including young people, however, these instances are rare in Wales.
Our SchoolBeat officer gives some advice in the vlog and points to some sources of help and support if you have concerns about your child and radicalisation. The Welsh Government offers some guidance for parents and carers online.
- Start the conversation – Let’s talk about radicalisation and extremism
- A family guide to talking about radicalisation and extremism
You can report terrorism related content to the police's Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit.
If you are concerned about your child or another family member or friend being radicalised you can seek advice from the police by calling 101 and, if necessary, complete a Prevent referral form so that they can receive local safeguarding support.