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    UK Education Secretary Nicky Morgan unveiled a raft of measures aimed at protecting young people from the "spell of twisted ideologies."

    MOSCOW January 19 (Sputnik)  The UK's Education Secretary unveiled a raft of measures on Tuesday aimed at protecting young people from the "spell of twisted ideologies."

    "Today’s announcement of resources and tougher powers to protect young, impressionable minds from radical views sends a clear message to extremists: our children are firmly out of your reach," Morgan said.

    She was speaking at Bethnal Green Academy, an East London school which four girl students ran away from last year to go to Syria.

    Among the new measures is the launch of a website, "Educate Against Hate", that offers parents and teachers advice on how to protect children from the dangers of extremism in and out of school.

    Morgan also pledged to investigate any unregistered illegal schools more vigorously and register children that go missing from school.

    This comes after the UK government demanded last year that all schools strengthen measures to protect children from harm online, including radicalization, after concerns that children who traveled or tried to travel to Syria were able to access Islamist materials via school computers.

    In 2014, a plot was discovered in several state schools in Birmingham to introduce Islamization. Then-Education Secretary Michael Gove announced that all of England's schools would have to promote "British values" such as tolerance and fairness and that teachers would be banned from their profession.



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