Family Role in Facing the Prevalence of Terrorist Ideas among Adolescents
AbstractThe current study aimed at identifying family role in facing the prevalence of terrorist ideas among adolescents from the perspective of students, parents, and educational and intellectual security specialists. The descriptive analytical method was utilized in this study. The sample consisted of (92) students, (32) parents, and (14) educational and intellectual security specialists. Two electronic questionnaires were prepared. Results indicated that the most significant indicators of the prevalence of terrorist ideas among adolescents are provoking a fierce argument with family members who disagree with them and showing intolerance towards others. The most important causes that lead to the adoption of terrorist ideas by adolescents are the parents' lack of information about the friends of adolescents and about people whom they follow on social media. The most effective educational methods that should be adopted by the family to face the prevalence of terrorist ideas among adolescents are guiding them to respect the public rights and to choose the right companions. The study suggested raising awareness among parents about the developmental characteristics, behavioral problems, and social and psychological pressures of various age stages and preventing adolescents from watching porno movies.
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