June 3, 2009
Primary schoolchildren are set to be taught how to spot potential terror suspects as part of a police strategy to tackle extremism.
[efoods]Lancashire Police has made a DVD featuring animated animals in a bid to teach children about the dangers of fundamentalism.
The force’s new Preventing Violent Extremism unit said the DVD aimed to teach youngsters about terrorism and fundamentalism in an ‘accessible way’.
Children will be encouraged to inform on their classmates if they feel other pupils are expressing extremist views.
The video features a talking lion, who explains that a terrorist can look like anyone, and urges children to tell the police, their parents or a teacher if they hear anyone talking about terror related activity.
It also uses the example of Guy Fawkes saying that his strong views began forming when he was at school in York.