Radicalisation and Extremism

Due to the recent terrorist attacks in London and Manchester young people may be more concerned than ever about potential terrorist attacks and the state of the world.


Discussing this subject with young people can be often seem difficult and daunting. Therefore, we've compiled various resources, from charities to government documents and briefings, to help you feel more confident and capable in discussing this important subject with your pupils.

Resources for discussing terrorism with young people

Below you will find resources from the PSHE Association, Childline and the NSPCC focusing on recognising and addressing young peoples concerns about the recent terrorist attacks, terrorism generally and the wider worries on the world.

PSHE Association Discussion Framework


Worries about the world

The PSHE Association have developed a general framework for schools to use to facilitate classroom discussions in the event of a terrorist attack.

While it is important to address these issues thoroughly throughout a PSHE curriculum, we understand that with certain events, such as the recent terrorist attacks in the UK, there is a need to respond immediately to the concerns of the young people.

This discussion framework can be adapted to a range of situations, and provides a framework for young people to discuss such events, and provides opportunities to process what has happened in the safety of a classroom.

This framework is designed for secondary schools. For the primary school version please click here.

Childline have developed several strategies and videos that can help young people understand more about their worries with the world. 

Included on this page includes:

This resource can also be useful for teachers as it answers the main questions that young peoples have on this subject in an easy to understand way.


Supporting children

Since the latest terrorist attacks in the UK, the NSPCC has received a record number of calls about terrorism. They have developed an quick guide for parents who wish to talk to their child about terrorism.

Further down is a video created by the NSPCC and The Times, which looks at how parents should discuss terrorism with their child. It uses real families and highlights important themes: Listen, Ask questions, Be honest and Reassure and Comfort.

Official Prevent Strategy Resources

Below you will find the latest briefings, toolkits and training resources from the official Prevent strategy. Please note that this may be subject to change/review due to the recent events.


Prevent & Channel Duty

A toolkit for schools

Oxfordshire Prevent Briefing

Official Channel Awareness Training

If the Channel General Awareness Training does not appear below you can find the training by clicking here.


Please note: You will need to have the latest version of Flash Player installed to access the training. If you do not have the latest Flash Player installed a message will appear on your screen stating where you can find the latest version.

Official Prevent Training

The government programme named 'Prevent' is part of CONTEST, which aims to prevent terrorism. Prevent is specifically aimed to prevent youth radicalisation and extremism. There is a free training course online that professionals can take if they want to learn more about preventing radicalisation. To take this free course please click here. You will need to sign up for the course by following the instructions below.


If you have clicked the link to access the course you will be taken to 'Foundation Online'. You should reach the website featured below. 




Next you need to create an account (1), if you already have an account then simply log in.


After you have created an account and logged in you click the prevent course button (2), following the dropdown options you need to choose the practitioner course.


Finally, by clicking enrol on the next screen you will be ready to start your online training programme.