Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Religion and Mental Health, ICRMH 2019, 18 - 19 September 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

Counteracting Cyber Radical Propaganda on Millennial Teenagers: Perspective Role of the Indonesian Muslim Parents

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-9-2019.2293366,
        author={M. Nur Ghufron and Rini Risnawita Suminta},
        title={Counteracting Cyber Radical Propaganda on Millennial Teenagers: Perspective Role of the Indonesian Muslim Parents},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Religion and Mental Health, ICRMH 2019, 18 - 19 September 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICRMH},
        year={2020},
        month={3},
        keywords={radical propaganda cyber teen muslim parents},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-9-2019.2293366}
    }
    
  • M. Nur Ghufron
    Rini Risnawita Suminta
    Year: 2020
    Counteracting Cyber Radical Propaganda on Millennial Teenagers: Perspective Role of the Indonesian Muslim Parents
    ICRMH
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-9-2019.2293366
M. Nur Ghufron1,*, Rini Risnawita Suminta2
  • 1: State Islamic Institute of Kudus
  • 2: State Islamic Institute of Kediri
*Contact email: m.nur.ghufron@gmail.com

Abstract

The present reality shows that the propaganda carried out by radical groups in cyberspace is increasingly rapid. In addition, the reality shows that teenagers are potential internet media users and so many. The purpose of this study is to find out the role of parents to counteract radical religious propaganda in cyberspace in teenagers. This research is qualitative with the subject of Muslim teens at 12 to 15 years old. The technique of collecting data is using deep semi-structured interviews with parents of Muslim teens at 12 to 15 years old in Indonesia (N = 8 families) conducted in 2019. Thematic analysis identifies three main themes: (1) regulation of internet media use to teenagers; (2) Content regulation; and (3) other roles in strengthening the religious understanding of teenagers through the selection of madrasah. The results of this study indicate that the role of parents in counteracting cyber radical propaganda on teenagers is a dynamic process that is built by parents by having attention to the characteristics of teenagers and their context.