Singapore's teen ISA case: Is the Internet to blame for youth self-radicalisation?

News that a teenager here had planned to carry out a terror attack has parents worried about their children’s activities online. But experts say the Internet is not solely to blame. The Sunday Times reports

Online behaviour, such as cyber harassment or consumption of radicalised content, are likely linked to issues experienced in the physical world.
Online behaviour, such as cyber harassment or consumption of radicalised content, are likely linked to issues experienced in the physical world.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Marine operations executive Shio Kumar thought little of his children's activities on the Internet until news broke that a 16-year-old had planned to carry out terror attacks here after being radicalised online.

The father of five - aged three to 24 - said his children had free access to devices but now questions the decision.

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