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Social Media Schools Briefing NoteThis is not a research resource. This is a guide produced by the UK Government, Department for Education, to help Headteachers and school staff identify some of the propaganda and methods used by ISIS on social media. It also contains some actions for schools to take to protect pupils.

Publisher's description

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

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

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