Young creatives mobilise to address online hate and celebrate differences
Record numbers of young people arrested on suspicion of terror offences
Last year 13% of UK terrorist arrests were under 18s (up 8%)
Experts link increase to online grooming by extremists
That’s why Young Barnet Foundation has asked Exposure’s young people to help tackle online grooming and hate through our new ‘Extreme Caution’ campaign.
Objectives of Extreme Caution are to:
- Raise awareness of online grooming, abuse and fake news by extremists
- Protect those especially vulnerable
- Promote early intervention
- Give tips on online resilience and safety
- Combat hate by celebrating differences and sharing common values
Exposure’s dedicated and experienced young contributors will be supported to share their thoughts, feelings, experiences and ideas around the above areas, developing them into coherent and compelling digital outputs (including features, news stories, fiction, graphics, photographs, podcasts and short films).
These will then be shared widely on Exposure’s website and social media as a learning resource, reaching friends, classmates, family, teachers and the wider community.
Exposure will also be working alongside specialists at Shout Out UK, who will be delivering media literacy and extremism workshops in local schools and colleges, outcomes from which will feed into the Extreme Caution campaign.
For more details about the campaign email: info @ exposure.org.uk
Barnet Council offers comprehensive advice for staying safe online.