In Australia, a new program offers computer classes for Muslim mothers so they can learn how to monitor their children’s online activities and keep them safe from dangerous predators such as ISIS. Many of these mothers are recent refugees from countries such as Afghanistan, Syria and Myanmar where there was limited access to the internet.
“In Afghanistan, my kids are always going outside to play, there was limited internet,” says computer student, Mrs Baees. “Now they play games on the computer.”
“Many young people have access to the internet from an early age, so it is entirely plausible for them to be susceptible to extremist messages and a whole range of things, including violent extremism,” comments Dr. Dellal, a multiculturalism advocate.