Warning Issued As Kids Game Is Flooded With X-Rated Videos
YouTube has been spammed with explicit sex videos created using the children’s game Roblox.
The revelation comes a mere day after a mum found her seven-year-old daughter’s Roblox character being ‘gang raped’ in the game.
Similar to Minecraft, Roblox is aimed at children and allows players to create their own mini-games and virtual worlds.
However, in the past week or so, salacious trolls have exploited the game in order to invent a world where, sexually speaking, anything goes.
Searching ‘Roblox sex’ on YouTube will deliver hundreds of XXX videos, one of which features a female avatar titled ‘f***ing my sister on Roblox’.
Speaking to The Sun, Andy Burrows, the NSPCC Associate Head of Child Safety Online, said:
It’s blindingly obvious a game aimed at kids as young as seven shouldn’t expose them to graphic sexual content.
Gaming platforms need to be moderated properly so that young children are not exposed to such inappropriate material.
It’s just as worrying that YouTube is hosting these videos that can be easily accessed by children. It shows why tough Government regulation to force social networks and sites to keep children safe is needed, with proper consequences for those that fail.
A YouTube spokesperson responded to the videos:
YouTube’s Community Guidelines clearly state that sexually explicit content is not allowed on our site.
We remove flagged videos and channels that violate our policies, and in some cases, we age restrict material that, while not in violation of those guidelines, contains images that may be unsuitable for younger users.
Earlier this week, mum Amber Petersen from North Carolina revealed how ‘traumatised and violated’ she was after seeing her daughter being ‘gang raped’ on the iPad version game.
In a post on Facebook, she wrote:
My sweet and innocent daughter’s avatar was being violently gang-raped on a playground by two males.
Thankfully, I was able to take screenshots of what I was witnessing so people will realise just how horrific this experience was.
Parents/Caregivers…not only do I urge you to DELETE THIS APP, I hope you will take another look at all of your devices and their security settings.
The game’s creators say they actively remove explicit content. That they protect players’ safety by proactively filtering inappropriate content and acting against anyone who is in violation of our Rules of Conduct.
‘All uploaded images, video, and audio files are pre-reviewed by moderators before being allowed on the site,’ the team claim.
‘Our global moderation team is also online around the clock addressing any incoming concerns as reported by players.’
Let’s hope this filth is removed ASAP from YouTube and Roblox so that it can go back to being the child-friendly game it was designed to be.
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