What happens to young people who are radicalised?

What happens to young people who are radicalised?

Posted on Dec 04, 2015

What happens to young people who are radicalised?



As a teacher, the learning and wellbeing of young people in your care matters to you. The government has placed a duty on you to prevent them being radicalised, but aside from the law, we can only imagine how you might feel if a pupil was radicalised, and left home to join a terrorist organisation.


The consequences for those who have been radicalised

Many young people are unaware of the consequences of joining ISIS. They may be so desperate to help those in Syria they have not even considered the reality of leaving their loved ones behind.

The lives they will be living will be far from what was promised.

Young men and boys will be expected to blindly follow orders, partake in killing innocent people. Women will be expected to live in squalor, remain hidden and veiled at all times and are likely to be raped. A UN report has even estimated that over 1,500 young women and men have been sold into sexual slavery by ISIS.

These young people’s lives will be in imminent danger and they will have no chance to change their mind once they have committed. It is virtually impossible for them to return to their families.


There are consequences of radicalisation for schools too!

The inevitable police investigation following a child’s departure will obviously affect their family and friends, but will also encompass the teachers and schools of these children. Your school will be in the spotlight - the police and media will be asking a lot of questions to find out how it could have been prevented.

We know you want to be able to honestly say you have done everything you could to protect those young people. Signing up for flick’s prevention of radicalisation training will help.


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