"Think critically" to counter violent extremism, youth advised

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Emotional vulnerability is making young people prime targets for recruitment by violent extremists.

That's one of the messages to emerge from a panel on youth and countering violent extremism, at UN Headquarters in early July.

Youth Civil Activism Network, or YouthCAN, led the discussion, which demonstrated ways in which included ways in which positive messaging could help reach young people at school and through social media.

Ivana Gabalova, a 26-year-old YouthCAN activist from the Netherlands, explained to Laura Jarriel why it was important for youth to get involved in networks.

Duration: 5'01"

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