Worrying Signs Your Child’s Becoming Radicalised

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Suitable for: Families of secondary-age children

Are you worried your child is becoming radicalised? It's important children explore different viewpoints and ideas. But perhaps you've noticed a change in their language or opinions that worries you.

Children and young people encounter extreme views in lots of different ways. Your child may hear things on the news, find information online and follow social media accounts. They can also meet influential people who hold controversial beliefs. 


Extreme views can come from:

  • Political opinions
  • Beliefs
  • Religious ideas
  • Prejudices against specific groups of people

Radicalisation happens when your child starts to believe in these extreme views. They could support terrorist groups or acts. While children can be radicalised, it’s rare for them to be involved in terrorist activities.




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