St James School

Radicalisation

Parents can now call a free, 24-hour NSPCC helpline if they are concerned about their children becoming radicalised.
Counsellors from the NSPCC have been trained by experts from the Home Office to advise parents on how to spot signs of radicalisation in children who could fall victim to online groomers.
The helpline is also available for parents who want to know how to reassure children worried about terrorist attacks taking place.

NSPCC Helpline 0800 800 5000

Signs which may hint towards radicalisation in children

  • They isolate themselves from family and friends
  • They become disrespectful or ask inappropriate questions
  • They seem to be more angry or aggressive
  • They have an unhealthy obsession for websites about terrorists
  • Their speech seems scripted when talking about radicalised ideas

Children who may be targeted by online groomers

  • Those with low self-esteem
  • Those with a history of gang membership
  • Those with a history of being bullying