Here you will find Q&As and resources to help you understand extremism and your responsibilities as a teacher.

Questions & Answers

Prevent toolkit for schools

A step-by-step guide on how to implement the Prevent duty in your school from the London borough of Ealing.

Parents: Protecting your children from extremism

What is the threat from extremism in the UK? Is my child vulnerable to radicalisation?

School leaders: Safeguarding against extremism

What are my responsibilities under the Prevent duty? Who do I contact if I have a concern?

Teachers: Helping to build resilience against extremist views

How is extremism relevant to me? Who is vulnerable? What are the warning signs?

Prevent duty: in further education

Statutory advice for further education institutions on preventing young people from being drawn into terrorism.

Tower Hamlets Prevent

Assemblies and lesson plans on topics including the refugee crisis, equality, diversity and democracy for primary, secondary and sixth-form pupils.

Antisemitism in Educational Settings

Suggestions and guidance on how to engage with antisemitism in the classroom, including ways to talk about the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Debating Matters

Guides and resources for setting up a debate club in your school, and details of the Institute of Ideas’ national Debating Matters Competition.

Rules of War

Resources to help teach the principles of neutrality, impartiality and humanitarianism that underpin International Humanitarian Law.

Lawyers in School Programme

Lawyers who work with small groups of students to explore a range of legal topics, such as human rights, consumer law and intellectual property.

Democracy Challenge

Session plans for young people, exploring how democracy works and encouraging students to see themselves as active members of society.

Peers in Schools programme

Members of the House of Lords visit schools and colleges to talk and answer questions about their work and their role in our parliamentary system.

The Campaign Trail game

An online game where students learn how to design posters, make speeches and influence the media, and discover how parliament affects their lives.

Parliament’s Education Service

Ways to engage with the democratic process at Westminster, including augmented reality experiences at the Parliamentary Education Centre.

Extreme Dialogue

Short films and classroom exercises which encourage critical thinking and challenge myths in order to build resilience to extremism.

Schools Project: Disability Hate Crime

Produced by the Crown Prosecution Service, this set of resources can be used by teachers to explore and challenge disability hate crime.

Schools Project: Homophobic and Transphobic Bullying and Hate Crime

Teaching resources from the Crown Prosecution Service to help explore and challenge homophobic and transphobic bullying and hate crime.

Schools Project: Racist and Religious Hate Crime

Produced by the Crown Prosecution Service, this set of resources can be used by teachers to explore racist and religious hate crime.

Essentials of Dialogue

Teaching materials for pupils from year 6 to year 13, to develop and encourage critical thinking around topics such as religion, ethnicity and nationality.

Getting on Together

Created by interfaith communities in Cardiff, these resources include videos and lesson plans that explore and challenge extremism.

Remembering Srebrenica

An educational resource pack for year 9 upwards that explores the history of Bosnia-Herzegovina and issues relating to genocide.

Prevent: e-Learning

A Prevent e-Learning training package to help implement the Prevent duty.

Stop extremist content spreading online

Anonymously report any online material promoting terrorism.

Educate Against Hate poster

Download, print and display our poster to show your fight against extremism.  

DfE Prevent duty guidance

Non-statutory guidance for schools and childcare providers on preventing children and young people from being drawn into terrorism.

Keeping children safe in education

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges to help them carry out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.


Miriam’s Vision

Using the London 7/7 bombings as a starting point this package provides a series of lesson plans and resources for key stage 3 students.

Since 9/11

Key stage 4 resources to teach tolerance and respect for all faiths and religions through exploring the events, causes and consequences of 9/11.

Interfaith Explorers

Teaching materials mapped to the national curriculum, including webinars and short films on faith, cultural diversity and core values.

Prevent duty: good practice

Advice on Prevent duty good practice for schools. This complements the statutory guidance on the duty.

Citizenship Foundation

A detailed, downloadable teaching unit from the Citizenship Foundation to help develop students' skills in thinking and talking about moral issues.

Westminster Prevent

Resources from the Westminster Prevent team to help schools meet the legal requirements of their Prevent duty and other safeguarding legislation.

Hammersmith & Fulham Prevent

Prevent-related lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations and other learning resources specific to each key stage.


Run by the Metropolitan Police, the SAFE campaign provides information about terrorism and violent extremism.

Working together to safeguard children

Statutory guidance for local authorities and agencies working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in their care.


Radicalisation in social media

A guide for schools on how terrorist groups use social media to encourage travel to Syria and Iraq.


Prevent duty: statutory guidance

Statutory guidance for schools and childcare providers on preventing children and young people from being drawn into terrorism.