With a strong online presence, youngsters nowadays are much more likely to come across explicit or implicit far-right extremist content. Far-right extremism (FRE) is often overlooked when it comes to strategies for preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE). For schools it is indispensable to pay attention to the phenomenon, because just a few students with hate speech, polarising messages and/or extremist political views can ruin the climate in a school.
Therefore, RAN EDU decided that the topic deserved a larger scale RAN Academy meeting. This RAN EDU & RAN Academy meeting served to raise awareness on FRE and provide education regarding updates and knowledge on the phenomenon. During the meeting, teachers shared their experiences on dealing with FRE in schools. The meeting also aimed at helping participants with a better understanding of the online FRE subculture and presented promising responses to create a safe classroom environment. Read more