The use of social media for online radicalisation

Guide for schools on how terrorist groups such as ISIL use social media to encourage travel to Syria and Iraq.

Applies to England



This guide is for:

  • headteachers
  • teachers
  • safeguarding leads

The guide:

  • includes a short summary of some of the main Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) propaganda claims
  • identifies social media sites which ISIL is using
  • advises what actions schools and teachers should take to protect pupils

Updates to this page

Published 1 July 2015

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