WEAU, Wisconsin-Recent reports have frowned upon parents whose children are working on virtual reality technology.
Guard dog non-profit organization, Common Sense Media, The Metaverse and its associated virtual reality technology are too fast to take safety precautions. According to an organization survey, children have sexually explicit content, abusive words and behaviors, privacy, data collection such as eye movements and facial recognition, and potential psychological risks such as addiction and dissociation. From reality, you may be at risk of many of the metaverses.
NBC’s Kate Snow recently challenged the Metaverse Report of today’s show.. In her work, I tried two popular meta-apps, Horizontal Worlds and VRChat. Each reported that she found a child under the age of 16 using the app, and in extreme cases they were exposed to virtual sexual activity.
Dr. Justin Patchon, co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center and professor of criminal justice at UW-Eau Claire, says that the latest technology is now ahead of both parents and policy makers.
“The Metaverse is new and many parents are unaware of this world of virtual reality, and since parents are unaware, it is true that lawmakers, regulators and policy makers are potentially concerned about these spaces. I haven’t caught up with. “
Patchin says that part of the responsibility for creating secure spaces in technology lies with the companies that build the technology, but between large companies like Meta and small third-party creators. There is a discrepancy.
“I’m not too worried about big companies. You may have questions about the type of data you’re collecting and how you use it, but from a safety procedural point of view, I think you’ll catch up,” Patchin said. Says. “It’s actually these little apps and environments that aren’t subject to our regulations and may be housed abroad. They’re what I’m worried about, and they’re certain. Currently proliferating in these spaces. “
According to Patchin, the point is to have frequent early discussions about this type of technology and social media.
“We may ask you what apps you’re using, the online environment you’re accessing, and do a Google survey of those spaces,” said Patchin. “Just as you go to big cities to protect yourself from harmful things and enjoy exciting and fun things, you can look around and talk to your kids online in these spaces.”
Studies show that children whose parents are deeply involved in their lives are more likely to avoid dangerous situations in both real and virtual reality.
“We need to build that relationship with them so they can make good decisions even when we’re not with them,” Patchon said. “Especially when it comes to online space, you can’t be anywhere anytime, so you have to rely on that relationship and bond.”
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