STOP Terrorists’ & Extremists’ Online Presence

By | 11th April 2016


Tackling extremist material is important to protect the public and prevent offences that incite or promote terrorism and extremism.

From Friday 15th April at 7.00am, a 36 hour period of intensive activity will take place in the Counter Terrorism Intranet Referral Unit (CTIRU) as part of the STOP Terrorists’ & Extremists’ Online Presence campaign.

The internet and social media provides many opportunities for those with extreme views to target young or vulnerable individuals. The Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit put considerable effort into removing terrorist and extremist material however communities defeat terrorism, which is why we must maintain the strong relationship between the public and police.

The police depend on information from the public in our efforts to keep us all safe and we are asking anyone who has concerns about online content to report it by clicking the STOP Terrorists’ & Extremists’ Online button.


Useful Links

5 Top Tips Video
Detective Chief Superintendent Sue Southern provides the top five tips to keep young people safe online.

5 Top Tips For Online Safety
View the 5 Top Tips infographic to help keep your loved ones safe online.


Get Safe Online
We are committed to working in partnership with Prevent Tragedies & National Counter Terrorism Policing HQ to increase awareness of the threat of online radicalisation and the circulation of extremist ideologies via the internet.

We know from long experience that the only way to effectively tackle any cyber-dependent or cyber-enabled crime, is by collaboration: ensuring that messages are relevant, hard-hitting, persuasive and in sync. We look forward to supporting the Prevent Tragedies & National Counter Terrorism Policing HQ via our established awareness, communication and networking infrastructure.