The Family Online Safety Institute supports today’s launch of the Voluntary Principles to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.
Stephen Balkam's presentation at Tencent Tech For Good | Beijing, China
When my 10-year-old son recently encountered a young adult making rude comments in a game of “Minecraft,” he and his friends told the interloper to leave their “world.” When he didn’t, my son exited the world, resulting in all the other players being booted. Then he blocked the man from ever playing with him again.
As his family hunkers down at home during the coronavirus pandemic, Tony Costa is worried about what his two sons, 9 and 12, are doing online while surfing the web for schoolwork or playing video games like Roblox and Fortnite.Both boys are avid gamers and the banker from Staten Island, N.Y., worries about all sorts of things that may befall them, from exposure to content that's violent or sexual to inappropriate contact with adults."It's a strange new world," he frets. "I have blocked their devices from adult content, but that doesn't mean predators can't try to chat with them online in the games."