Innovative educational resources help build resilience to extremism among younger generations
Young people are the principal recruits of extremist groups and education can play a critical role in undermining extremist ideologies and disrupting recruitment for extremist groups at the roots. ISD’s education programmes work internationally to build the resilience of young people to extremism, operating a range of projects which develop vital skills from critical thinking to social and emotional learning.
Extreme Dialogue is a series of interactive educational resources for teachers, youth workers and others working with young people. They centre on compelling films that tell the first-hand stories of former extremists and survivors of extremism.
ISD’s Digital Resilience programme helps build the resilience of young people to extremist grooming and propaganda on social media.
Be Internet Citizens, developed in partnership with Google, is ISD’s pioneering digital citizenship programme in the UK. It seeks to build young people’s resilience to hate and extremism online and we are currently running school workshops and training to support independent delivery of the curriculum across the country.