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Dangers of terrorism and extremism

The dangers from radicalisation and extremism are like other dangers, such as drugs, gangs, sexual exploitation, online bullying.

Extremists or terrorists often try to recruit and groom young people in different ways, very often over the internet. This may involve being asked to commit a crime, look at violent videos and images or travel abroad to fight in places like Syria. It is important that you think carefully and critically about the things you see online and report anything that concerns you.

If you’re worried about something that’s happening to you or to a friend, there are a lot of people who can help you. It’s good to talk to people you trust about your worries, perhaps a teacher, a friend, your parents, or a family member.

You can contact ChildLine in loads of different ways, whether that’s by going online and using the 1-2-1 chats or emailing, or by calling for free on 0800 1111 (the calls won’t even show up on the phone bill).

You can also call the Portsmouth City Council Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).  During office hours. Tel: 02392 688793  Email:

The Out of Office hours (5pm -8am weekdays, weekends and bank holidays) is: 03005 551373

For further information on Prevent including training options, guidance and resources, please visit the Safer Portsmouth Partnership website