Radicalisation and Extremism is becoming an increasing problem online. The glorification of violence and extremism is spreading at an alarming rate via the web and social media. It’s estimated that in 2013 12,000 pieces of online content were taken down that related to unlawful terrorist activity. In 2016, it’s estimated that The Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit is taking down over 1000 pieces of content per week.
What can we do about it? The answer is simple, if you see anything or hear about anything online that you feel is unlawful and related to terrorism or extremism go to the See it Report it website and log your concern. The website also provides useful guidance on the blocking of inappropriate organisation and contacts.