For many of us it can be difficult to understand why anyone would turn to violent extremism. What is clear is that violence is often a desperate and misguided response to a negative life experience.
Choices&Voices are a series of interactive digital role playing games that encourages young people to explore and discuss the underlying issues and adverse influences, which can lead to divisions and tensions in communities. In two separate scenarios the player faces a number of moral dilemmas in which their decisions will define not only their own outcomes but those of their friends and family also.
Issues explored within Choices & Voices Secondary ( Keystage 3 & 4 suitable for 12 to 18 year olds) include :
Peer pressure and the seductive powers of adventure, commaraderie and secrecy;
Social exclusion, isolation and the effects of not fitting in;
Bullying, humiliation and exposure to violence;
Feelings of underachievement and the need for purpose and respect;
Challenging policy through concerted action;
Urban myths and misunderstandings.
Choices and Voices supports the DCSF’s Preventing Violent Extremism toolkit and contributes to specific areas within the citizenship, PSHE and SEAL curriculum.
Choices & Voices Secondary is available FREE OF CHARGE in the following regions :