Four things schools can do to help tackle extremism and radicalisation

by May Bulman (2017)

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Children as young as nine are being branded terrorists in the wake of recent terror attacks in the UK, Childline has revealed.

The helpline has seen a spike in children contacting them about faith and race-based bullying in recent months, with the number of sessions on these issues almost doubling following the Westminster atrocity compared to the previous month.

It recorded another spike in the fortnight following the Manchester Arena attack in May, when the helpline led nearly 300 counselling sessions with children concerned about terrorism.

Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Black, and Sikh children were among the children who have contacted Childline about racial and faith-based bullying — which has been the topic of more than 2,500 counselling sessions in the last three years.

 

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Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/nine-year-old-children-terrorists-race-faith-hate-bullying-childline-manchester-arena-terror-attack-a7810051.html