From summaries of incidents reported in U.K. schools since the initiation of Prevent, a government counterterrorism program. Schoolteachers and staff are required to monitor their students for signs of extremist behavior. Children determined to be at risk are referred to a deradicalization course.
A high-school boy wore a free palestine badge to school.
A fourteen-year-old boy refused to participate in music lessons, citing a religious conflict.
A student read articles and watched documentaries that were created by a Middle Eastern news agency.
A boy attempted to check out a book about terrorism that was available in his school library.
A high-school boy gave a presentation on the historical Islamic state in order to show the difference between that concept and ISIS.
An eight-year-old boy who was a fan of Marvel television cartoons wrote about violence and guns in a homework assignment.
A fourteen-year-old boy used the word “ecoterrorists” during a classroom discussion about deforestation.
A ten-year-old boy misspelled “terraced house” as “terrorist house” on a writing assignment.
A four-year-old boy described to teachers a picture he drew of his father cutting a cucumber.