which tells the stories of young people who are manipulated and radicalized to hate and kill.
In KIDS: Chasing Paradise we meet Christianne Boudreau, a mother in Canada who loses her son Damian when he becomes radicalized and joins ISIS in Syria. Damian grew up in a normal suburban middle-class Canadian home, playing hockey, fishing, and hunting. He tragically becomes one of the thousands of young men from North America and Europe who have been recruited to fight for ISIS in the Middle East.
In our world today, social media is the number one platform for radicalizing young people, and there are unfortunately many more paths of extremism than just radical Islam. As part of our mission of combatting extremism, Clarion Project assembled a team of open-source intelligence researchers who comb the internet to identify violent extremists in the U.S. and hand over evidence to law enforcement.
Avatar, a 10-minute film that allows you to see the process of online radicalization unfold.
We set three ground rules that governed Alex’s online interactions:
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