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Protecting children in the metaverse: it’s easy to blame big tech, but we all have a role to play

Phippen, Andy (2022) Protecting children in the metaverse: it’s easy to blame big tech, but we all have a role to play. Parenting for a Digital Future (23 Mar 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In a recent BBC news investigation, a reporter posing as a 13-year-old girl in a virtual reality (VR) app was exposed to sexual content, racist insults and a rape threat. The app in question, VRChat, is an interactive platform where users can create “rooms” within which people interact (in the form of avatars). The reporter saw avatars simulating sex, and was propositioned by numerous men.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/parenting4digitalfuture/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 23 May 2022 13:45
Last Modified: 23 May 2022 13:45
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/114781

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