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OU research to tackle extremism among England's youth

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An Open University (OU) research project has been awarded almost £100,000 to evaluate the usefulness of virtual technology (VR) to combat extremism among vulnerable young people.

The project, Virtual Inclusion: Tackling Hate and Extremism in the UK Using Virtual Reality Technology, will create ‘virtual field trips’ to help strengthen the social resilience of groups of young people aged nine to 11 across England, who are considered some of the most vulnerable to hate and extremism.

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