Counter Terrorism Policing has produced new innovative first-person videos to show the dangers of extremism.
More children and young people than ever before are being drawn towards extremism, and sometimes even terrorism. This comes after the ‘perfect storm’ of the last year, in which children and young people have spent more time at home, online and out of education – putting them at risk of radicalisation and conspiracy theories.
Following a successful partnership with the Netmums parenting site in the summer, CT Policing are now appealing directly to young people themselves to be aware of the signs to spot and what to do if they are concerned about someone they know.
Three ‘letters to my younger self’ videos have been released on the ACT Early website using first-hand testimony of real-life stories from people who have been through a radicalisation process or lost loved ones to it.
The films bring to life the words of Micheal, Mustafa and John through animation and dance.
Micheal lost his brother Thomas to extremism, after Thomas died while fighting for a terrorist group abroad.
Mustafa was a follower of multiple radical clerics, and himself expressed and promoted extreme views.
John’s is a journey in and out of radicalisation.
Click here to view all three.