Online gaming site Roblox is receiving backlash for showing images of sexual adventures, obscene language, and nudity - mostly to young children. Roblox is a video game where more than half of its American users are under the age of 16, CBS News reports. He said numerous videos had been removed from YouTube due to copyright infringement. The year-old found out about the gaming site in when he received a link to a Roblox game called "The Condo. According to an article published in Fast Company , games like Roblox have computer codes that get around child safety filters. Helm has been researching "condo games" for months and says it resembles a house party "where the parents are out of town.
Roblox: Alarm over 'sickening' virtual sex acts in app for kids
Simulated Sex, Nudity Hacked Into Popular Kids' Game - Parentology
An award-winning team of journalists, designers, and videographers who tell brand stories through Fast Company's distinctive lens. Leaders who are shaping the future of business in creative ways. New workplaces, new food sources, new medicine--even an entirely new economic system. When he was still just 11 years old, the Roblox player known as Dazzely enjoyed games the old-fashioned way: He played them. Back in , Roblox, the massive online gaming platform, had plenty to offer him.
Simulated Sex, Nudity Hacked Into Popular Kids’ Game
For nearly 15 years, young gamers have flocked toward the online Roblox gaming platform. The innovative program allows users to essentially build their own video games that others can play. The game has been praised in the past for its parental controls and kid-friendliness.
The massive 3D multiplayer experience starts with an avatar, a plot of virtual real estate, and a tool box to start building. Source: Roblox Corporation. A user-generated online gaming community marketed to children and teens is horrifying parents who say the app allows strangers to initiate lewd conversations and virtual sex acts with its young players. Ingrid West says her 8-year-old daughter became distraught about a month ago, after a sexually explicit experience within the game.