Insight - Anti-Radicalisation Project
We are excited to announce that the resource, developed by Buckinghamshire Council and colleagues from HighCrest Academy, Wycombe High School and Equaliteach, as well as colleagues in France and Spain, is now part of the Educate Against Hate website:
InSight: Building Young People's Resilience To Radicalisation and Extremism - Educate Against Hate
This is a Government website containing advice and trusted resources for schools to safeguard students from radicalisation, build resilience to all types of extremism and promote shared values.
Insight Project Overview
The InSight Project aims to give teachers the confidence and resources to discuss and equip young people with the knowledge and skills to think for themselves, challenge and debate ideology in a safe environment. It will also give young people the opportunity to learn about different cultures and faiths, building mutual trust and respect.
With increasing tensions across countries there is a need to increase and reinforce community cohesion. The project hopes to make young people aware of their responsibilities to each other is more critical as we see an increase in using social media to express negative thoughts to each other. Discrimination takes all forms but as young people become more sophisticated in their use of ICT online radicalisation and extremism is a growing concern. Therefore the need to be innovative in teaching about becoming European citizens as a way of making young people feel socially included in a wider context is considered a way forward.
The following link which has some very interesting papers on the topic of radicalisation across Europe and some fascinating events that have taken place across Europe discussing this topic and how we in education can support the agenda. Maybe we can try and contribute to the discussion in the near future?!