‘Zak’ has been developed in partnership with Kent Police, the Center for Child Protection (University of Kent) and Kent County Council and seeks to present the opportunity to enable young people to become aware of some of the paths to radicalisation which they or their peers may be confronted with.and to enbale them to recognise the signs of radicalisation and grooming as well as to understand what to do to help protect themselves and their friends.
Using a social media type timeline ‘Zak’ provides an interactive opportunity and safe place for users to understand the factors and processes that are involved. The game is designed to be played by a whole class, divided into small groups, who will work from a shared computer and run by a facilitator.
Tonbridge Grammar School are hosting a free Zak training event for Kent Schools on Thursday 23rd January. The training session will start at 4pm and lasts for two hours. This training is open to all Kent schools and additional events will also take place at Kent Police Training School from 10am – 1pm on the 11th January and 17th March.
The session will be run by Alamgir Sheriyar from Kent Police with the focus on helping prevent the radicalisation of young people. It will give you access to the excellent interactive online resource ‘Zak’, which can be used with students as part of their PSHE and e-Safety curriculum.
The session would be suitable for:
- staff with a responsibility for e-Safety
- PSHE/Citizenship leads
- ICT teachers
For more information regarding Zak or to book your place on the training please contact the Kent e-Safety Officer who will be able to share the relevant contact details.