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R = Radicalization. If you can't read, how can you know what you're being told isn't true? Explore the Alphabet of Illiteracy

...is for Radicalisation

Reading can stop radicalisation. In Nigeria, being able to read and write was the second most important factor in stopping people moving to extremism. If you can't read, how can you know what you're being told isn't true? Literacy gives you the tools to think for yourself.

United States Institute of Peace (2014)

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Extreme Dialogue offers a series of tools to help facilitate safe discussions around extremism and radicalisation with young people. Combining multimedia educational resources with short documentary films, the project aims to build young people’s resilience to radicalisation by developing their digital literacy and critical thinking skills, and offering an alternative to the increasing amounts of extremist material and propaganda available online. Extreme Dialogue began in Canada in 2015, and will be launched in the UK, Germany and Hungary in 2016 with new films and resources featuring the stories of people from across Europe.

Extreme Dialogue offers a series of tools to help facilitate safe discussions around extremism and radicalization with young people. Combining multimedia educational resources with short documentary films, the project aims to build young people’s resilience to radicalization by developing their digital literacy and critical thinking skills, and offering an alternative to the increasing amounts of extremist material and propaganda available online. Extreme Dialogue began in Canada in 2015, and will be launched in the UK, Germany and Hungary in 2016 with new films and resources featuring the stories of people from across Europe.

The Extreme Dialogue films feature those profoundly affected by violent extremism, including former members of extreme groups, survivors of extreme violence, and the families of those who have travelled abroad to join extremist groups. Using the power of storytelling, the open-access educational resources encourage young people to consider contrasting opinions and learn how to critique and challenge controversial ideas. By empowering young people to fully participate in their community or society and become active, independent citizens, literacy can be a powerful tool in preventing radicalization.

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Extreme Dialogue offers a series of tools to help facilitate safe discussions around extremism and radicalisation with young people.
As young people spend more time on the internet, and more and more young people get online around the world, literacy has never been more important.
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