Social media giants told to protect children from 'disturbing content'
Social media platforms have been urged to take more responsibility for the "horrific amount of disturbing content" children are able to access online.
Be aware of extremism happening online. Vulnerability to extremist grooming and brainwashing via social media sites, chatrooms, texts and instant messages.
Social media is often used for research by extremists, making it easy for them to identify individuals who could be vulnerable to being radicalised.
Our Prevent Online Grooming sessions are designed to cover:
The grooming process
What signs there may be that a child/young person is being groomed
Info on the latest apps & gaming trends to be aware of
An insight into the dark web
How groomers use social media to radicalise young people
Help and support available to you
You can view available sessions we are holding across Warwickshire here. Alternatively, if your school parents group; youth professionals team; or frontline service wish to receive this FREE training at a time and date convenient for you; please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you come across terrorist and harmful extremist content online, report it to www.gov.uk/report-terrorism
If you are concerned about an individual, you should go through Warwickshire’s Channel Process. Channel is a key element of the Prevent Strategy. It is a multi-agency approach to identifying and providing support to individuals who are at risk of being drawn into terrorism.
For more information on the Channel Panel Process, and to view the Prevent Strategy in Warwickshire, please visit the Safe In Warwickshire website.