Online platforms allow us to socialise and have fun. Unfortunately, they can also be used to exploit vulnerable people.
Young people spending more time at home online increases their risk of being exploited, groomed or radicalised. The Let’s Talk About It campaign aims encourage people to be aware of the signs that a person is at risk of becoming radicalised into terrorism.
What signs are there that a young person may be at risk of being radicalised?
Signs a person is at risk of becoming radicalised into terrorism include:
- Feeling under threat, have grievances or feel a sense of injustice
- Being at a transitional time of life
- Being influenced for controlled by another group
- A need for identity, meaning and belonging
- A desire for status
If you are worried someone you care about is being groomed towards violent extremism you can find out how to get help and advice here:
Where a crime is ongoing or lives are in immediate risk, always dial 999.