Terrorist attacks are rare, but are still a worry. But you can take action to help protect yourself and your friends:
- Look out for suspicious activity or behaviour
- Report it to the police, in confidence
- Know what to do if something does happen
Everyone can make it harder to plan or carry out an attack.
Crucial: Most people who go on to commit terrorist acts first went through a process called radicalisation. This involves things like viewing extremist content online and developing violent and intolerant opinions. Find out more, including how to report a concern about someone you know.
Look out for suspicious behaviour
You should report suspicious activity or behaviour. Usually young people choose to:
- Talk about concerns with a responsible adult
- This could be your parents, your manager at work, or someone at your place of learning.
If you have concerns and you are not convinced they are being taken seriously, you can report online at gov.uk/act or call the police confidentially on 0800 789 321.
Crucial: Concerns passed on by members of the public have stopped terrorist attacks. You can find out more on the Thames Valley Police website.
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