Online Radicalisation

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Many groups with extreme political views attempt to use the internet to indoctrinate potential recruits to their cause - and impressionable young people are a prime target. This short video tells you what you need to know.

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What is online radicalisation?

Radicalisation is carried out by extremist groups or individuals and can be perpetrated in a number of ways: face-to-face, in organised community groups, and online. Negative influencers and online groomers use the internet, social media, and online gaming to spread their ideas.

Some of these may be considered radical or extreme and when a person starts to get involved with them, this is called radicalisation. Vulnerable individuals or groups can be targeted because of their state of mind, upbringing, or experiences.

For more information on the associated risks and online safety tips for parents and carers, watch our explainer video, available to those with a National Online Safety membership.