Rising Threat of Teenage Radicalisation.

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February saw the sentencing of Britain’s youngest ever convicted terrorist. The boy was just 13 when he downloaded a terrorist bomb-making manual in 2018 and within a year he was orchestrating the online activities of a cell of the neo-Nazi Feuerkrieg Division. The case potently illustrated the vulnerability of teenagers to extremist radicalisation. Such vulnerability has long been recognised by Prevent workers in England and Wales, where teenagers have consistently made up the largest single group referred for attention and interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalPool Re Monthly Threat Update
Issue numberFeb
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • radicalisation
  • terrorism
  • violent extremism
  • Teenagers
  • children

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