London is one of seven cities in the UK which will hold a special seminar this summer to help headteachers prevent pupils being drawn into extremism. The events are being organised by The Association of School and College Leaders in response to what it calls 'widespread concern over the impact of extremist propaganda on young people.'
The seminars will cover all forms of extremism- from the threat of Islamic radicalisation to far-right ideologies and extremism. They will aim to help school leaders understand how children are accessing this sort of information- and encourage teachers and parents in the capital to pick up warning signs that their child is being radicalised.
Counter-extremism campaigner Sara Khan will help lead the seminars. Ms Khan said: "It is important for schools to understand the current threat of extremism and how extremists prey on children both online and offline."
"The seminars will clarify and help guide schools how they can safeguard children from extremists who seek to exploit them."
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