DfE guidance on the use of social media and the threat to schools

DfE guidance on the use of social media and the threat to schools

Author: Ruth MurtonDate posted: October 2015

A briefing note for schools, jointly published by the Department for Education and the Home Office, outlines how social media is being used to expose children and young people to extremist views, radicalise and recruit them.

Governors must embrace the Prevent Duty as an integral part of their safeguarding responsibilities; this guidance provides a helpful insight and aids our understanding of the nature the problem presents and how schools can access support in tackling it.

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