Police who specialize in internet crimes against children are warning parents about the dangers of gaming chat rooms. Pedophiles know children can easily be lured into a chat room, where they can begin the grooming process.
“Parents need to know that online predators are sophisticated–it’s like a job to them and they work at it” warned a Seattle police detective in a recent meeting to educate parents.
The ability to chat with other players exists in all online games: Roblox, Minecraft, Xbox, Playstation and many more. Chat rooms are game features that allow players to hold private conversations. (Any parent can guess why this could be a risky situation for kids.)
Roblox game gone bad
Recently a dad and former rugby player from the UK, Iain Morrison, found “vile messages from a predator” on the Roblox game that his 8 year old son played on an iPad. Roblox is