A better and tolerant internet for kids
Today we celebrate the International Day of Tolerance, a day which certainly cannot be forgotten especially given the recent tragic events which took place in Beirut, Baghdad and Paris perpetrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
- BIK team
Online extremism is an issue that has received a great deal of attention in recent months. Especially after the terrorist attacks in November 2015 in Paris, the subsequent Brussels lockdown due to high-level terrorist alert and the attacks in March 2016, the fear that young people can be groomed online in Europe by violent extremists and terrorists and encouraged to leave their home countries in order to join IS (Islamic State) in Iraq or Syria has grown, along with another fear that, through immersion in violent extremist cyberspaces, vulnerable young people can also be radicalised to carry out attacks in their home countries.