3. Relative Ease of Manipulation and Indoctrination of Children Compared to Adults

As some studies show, rebel leaders tend to recruit child soldiers in their armed groups due to the fact that children can easily be manipulated, and as one of the result children are more willing to carry out most dangerous attacks because of their unawareness of their mortality3. Also, according to Goodwin-Gill and Cohn the recruiters might use religion, ethnic divides, and the personal child experiences and circumstances to manipulate and mislead a child4.

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