ISIS (IS, ISIL, Da'esh)
In the Autumn of 2015, The London Grid for Learning (Lgfl) worked with Sarah Khan, director of Inspire to produce a set of very short videos answering typical questions about ISIS influences. The videos are an excellent resource to help staff, parents and pupils understand the current threats. We have made the videos available via the links below. We hope you find them useful. Find out more at London Grid for Learning's online safety page.
The extremist narrative
Before engaging with extremist ideologies and attempting to counter their effects, it is vitally important to understand the narrative that is being presented to young people. Here Sarah Khan explains the ISIS narrative and why it is having an impact on some young people.
Online safety & the role of parents
The importance of online safety is widely recognised today, but is perceived by many as a daunting topic. Particularly in the field of extremism and radicalisation, parents may be open to guidance from their child's school. Choose a question from the following to see Sara Khan's advice:
Reporting & best-practice case study
Schools are now required by law to take measures to protect their pupils from extremism, and all staff (not only teachers) can expect to be challenged on this by Ofsted. Here Sara Khan addresses the concerns schools may have about this new responsibility.
Values & counter-narrative
Once extremist ideologies and their narratives have been understood, and why they may be appealing to young people, it is important to know how to counter the narrative with respect, and as part of a value-driven discussion.