‘Major terrorist attacks like 9/11 should be taught in schools to prevent children falling for conspiracy theories, a former Royal Navy boss has said.
Lord West of Spithead, the former First Sea Lord, said educators should add terrorist attacks like 9/11 and 7/7 to the curriculum so young people understand the facts behind what happened.
The Labour peer warned that at the moment, children can only learn about the September 11 attacks through websites, many of which purport “worrying” theories.
Speaking to The Times, Lord West said: “Anyone under 19 will have no memory of the September 11 attacks. They will know about it only if they’ve gone online and looked at websites, or been taught about it.’