Child radicalisation: NSPCC to advise concerned parents

BBC News are reporting that a charity has trained its counsellors to help parents who fear their children are being radicalised.

The NSPCC said its existing support line could now advise parents worried about extremists grooming a child.

It said counsellors had been trained to spot warning signs such as children isolating themselves or “talking as if from a scripted speech”.

NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless said: “The fact that a young person might hold extreme or radical views is not a safeguarding issue in itself.

“But when young people are groomed for extremist purposes and encouraged to commit acts that could hurt themselves or others, then it becomes abuse.”

The helpline number is 0808 800 5000.

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Should we be more concerned by the potential effects of radicalisation on young people? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter. ~ Nellie

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