Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube announced Monday the launch of an anti-terror partnership aimed at thwarting the spread of  hate and extremist content online.  With ever popular Facebook reaching two billion active users per month Mark Zuckerberg has chosen to reveal a new mission to not just connect people but to help them to build positive communities.

 

“We’re making progress connecting the world, and now let’s bring the world closer together. It’s an honour to be on this journey with you.” Mark Zuckerburg

Facebook this month launched a series of counter-terrorism measures in the wake of attacks in Manchester and London.  Chief among the challenges it faces, Facebook is under pressure along with other social media giants to tackle the proliferation of hate speech and extremist content, trolls, fake news and misinformation, while safeguarding freedom of speech.

In light of current affairs in the UK and major cities around the world, GB Training (UK) Ltd are on point.  We are ever aware that building positive communities can start with education.

So, what have we done about it?

We have raised awareness both internally and with our learners, we have shared Government advice on what to do in the event of a terrorist attack and how to report concerns.  By raising awareness it shows how important it is to give people a voice, share diverse opinions but on top of that we encourage positive communities.

  • At GB Training, we recognise that our learners come from different age groups, very diverse backgrounds and communities with different experiences of learning.  In modern Britain, safeguarding and Prevent is high on the agenda, we value our learners for their differences and multi-culturalism.
  • We recognise that prevention is the key to successfully safeguarding our learners, our principles include safe recruitment, regular staff training and working in partnership with the wider community. We pledge to take safeguarding seriously and provide safe environments for learning to take place.
  • There is a dedicated staff team assigned to the safeguarding and well-being of all learners, the team are available to offer advice and support when our learners need it most.
  • All learners, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity have the right to learning and development opportunities available at GB Training

 

If you want to learn more about Safeguarding and need advice on any of the subjects discussed, please email our Safeguarding team safeguarding@gbtraining.org.uk