Mum left horrified after child's Roblox avatar is sexual assaulted during game 4 years ago

Mum left horrified after child's Roblox avatar is sexual assaulted during game

This is shocking!

A lot of children are fans of the computer game Roblox, with many even playing the game online with other children.

The popular game has caused controversy over the past year though, with many children inadvertently ending up in adult gaming rooms and talking to adult strangers online.

This latest story is by far the worst that I've heard.

Mum Amber Peterson was shocked and appaled by what she described in a Facebook post as her child’s avatar being gang-raped and assaulted in the online game Roblox.

According to articles posted by the BBC and Wayne Denner, Ms Peterson from North Carolina said her seven-year-old daughter called her over to witness what was happening on screen.

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The mum took screenshots of 2 male avatars raping her daughter’s female avatar. They were later joined by a female avatar that jumped on the child's avatar. They ran off leaving her daughters avatar lying face down in the playground.

 

While avatars are not real people incidents like this do pose real threats to the mental health of our children.

Sexual assault is an extremely severe and frightening topic that children should not be faced with while they innocently play a video game.

I personally won't allow my son to play computer games online and with more stories like this arising I don't think I'll be changing my mind any time soon.