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Children as the targets for terrorists in cyber space
Children as the targets for terrorists in cyber space

Author(s): Katarina Jonev
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Civil Law
Published by: Universul Juridic
Keywords: Internet; terrorism; children; children’s protection on the Internet; cyber terrorism; social media;

Summary/Abstract: Modern ways of communication have enabled terrorists to successfully increase membership and their ranks without direct, physical contact. Internet is important tool which terrorist groups use to indirectly create an important psychological moment of provoking fear and insecurity through cyber space. Virtual or cyber space is perfect and very safe ground for various activities of terrorist groups, such are secret encrypted communication, file sharing, indoctrination and recruitment of vulnerable individuals, fund raising and promotions of their future actions and accomplishments spreading fear among people. Terrorist groups are using cyberspace to propagate propaganda, to place ideological, political, religious ideas, for mutual communication and organization of activities, planning attacks in the physical world, financing. Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Telegrams have contributed to radicalization and recruitment, primarily of children and young people who accept the principles of terrorists and join their ranks.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 89-98
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English