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Safer Devon releases video to combat online radicalisation

The Safer Devon Partnership has released a video to help combat radicalisation by highlighting the potential dangers of online gaming.

The video is part of the Safer Devon’s campaign to raise awareness about the risks of online radicalisation – and, in particular, the role the internet often plays in that process. The campaign, launched in December 2019, forms a section of Safer Devon’s broader remit to provide leadership for community safety work carried out across the county.

You can view the video below or on the Devon SCP’s advice page about radicalisation and extremism. Additionally, you can visit the Safer Devon website for more information.

Help prevent radicalisation

Radicalisation can happen over anything from a few days to several years. Safer Devon therefore wants to highlight the signs to look out for that might indicate someone is at risk of, or is being, radicalised.

These include someone:

  • becoming more secretive, especially around internet use
  • spending increasing amounts of time communicating with friends they have met online
  • becoming isolated from family and friends
  • developing a fixation on a particular subject
  • expressing intolerance or hatred of other people or communities
  • changing appearance to reflect association with a group or cause
  • expressing thoughts about harming or using violence towards others

If you are concerned that someone you know is being radicalised, please email or call the local Policing team responsible for reviewing concerns raised on 01392 225130.

You can report suspicious activity or behaviour in strictest confidence by calling the Anti-Terror Hotline on 0800 789 321 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

If you feel there is an immediate threat to life, call 999.