Are Social Networking Websites A Dangerous Gamble for Kids?

Child-computer The Scotland Herald isn't the first place most people turn for commentary on how virtual worlds are changing our social experiences, but their recent article on the changing face of childrens' play is thought provoking.

t's an interesting topic worthy of some focus for Wednesday's and Friday's articles.

Let's look at how children are moving from the playground to the Metaverse for entertainment, and the shift from real to virtual means the concept of safety is evolving as well.

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Flawed FTC Study Claims “Explicit Sex” in Kid-Focused Virtual Worlds

Ftc_hq5_400x350 As virtual worlds grow in importance, the government is taking a closer look at what goes on inside the Metaverse.

Today the FTC released a report showing that virtual worlds aimed at teens and kids feature "explicit sex" and simulated violence. Congress mandated the report, and they'll certainly have something to say about it in the near future.

Pixels and Policy looks at what the FTC found, and what developers can do to avoid the wrath of reformers.

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