Resources from the Get SMART (Social Media Awareness and Resilience Training) Project

Get-SMART-logo-195x150Get SMART (Social Media Awareness and Resilience Training)

Radicalisation, social media and people with learning disabilities

Get SMART was an 11-month peer-led project for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. It ran through the course of 2018, and was about how to stay safe on social media.

The project was a response to the growing realisation that more and more people with learning disabilities and autism are being targeted online. Some are being groomed by extremists and even persuaded to perpetrate terrorism. In Devon we were prompted to act by the two local examples of Nicky Reilly and Damon Smith, both of whom attempted to commit terrorist acts, and by the revelation that 75% of all young people being referred to Channel in Devon had learning disabilities and/or autism.

Get SMART was a peer education project lead by ARC England in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University and PETROC College. Working with Brook Green Centre for Learning in Plymouth and PETROC College in North Devon the project supported young people with learning disabilities to find out more about how to stay safe on social media, and to help their peers and supporters to stay safe too.

The project had a robust academic evaluation by Manchester Metropolitan University to capture evidence of the impact and importance of this work.

The learning tools/resources produced by the project team are now available to download and share with our networks in health and social care, housing and education providers, increasing the reach of the project findings.

 

Image: DownloadDownload the Get SMART Resources and Evaluation Reports

 

Resources for Peer Education Workshops:

  1. Get SMART – Project Notes
  2. Get SMART – Peer Teaching Plan
  3. Get SMART – Peer Powerpoint Presentation
  4. Get SMART – Peer Social Media App Flash Cards
  5. Get SMART – Peer Story Cards – Alex and HistoryX

Resources for Professionals/Staff Workshops 

  1. Get SMART – Project Notes 
  2. Get SMART – Professionals/Staff Teaching Plan
  3. Get SMART – Professionals/Staff Powerpoint Presentation
  4. Get SMART – Professionals/Staff Quiz Handout
  5. Get SMART – Professional/Staff Channel/Prevent Handout
  6. Get SMART – Professional/Staff Channel/Prevent Handout word version

Evaluation Reports

 

For more information about the project please contact Rod.Landman@arcuk.org.uk 

Petroc College logoManchester Metropolitan University logo

 

The project was funded with support from ISD and Google.org