Schools are key institutions to strengthen resilience and prevent youngsters from being attracted to radical ideologies and organisations. What is more, teachers are often among the first to note possible signs of radicalisation, and are important interlocutors for those affected (i.e. the individuals themselves, and their relatives and friends).
In taking on this responsibility, teachers should engage with the crucial issues that can contribute to radicalisation processes, and address the concerns and grievances that are exploited by radical religious and right-wing propaganda. They should feel empowered to act and to empower students, with the following in mind.