Cyber Expert Theresa Payton has warned you to monitor what your children are doing online. She suggests waiting as long as possible before letting them have a Facebook profile.
Now you can add another concern to your list - an online game could be encouraging your kids to have cyber-sex and rewards them with additional points.
HOW IT WORKS:
- Sims Social encourages you to build romantic relationships to any of your connections within their game.
- The more you play Sims Social by taking care of your neighborhood, the higher rating your profile has. That alone might be okay but there's a disgusting twist.
- In addition to the more mundane activities of life, the more you "advance" your relationship on the game, which can include cybersex, the more e-currency and rewards you receive on your Sims Social account.
WHY THIS MIGHT BE A CONCERN:
- It is estimated that there is a large population of Facebook users under the age of 18 - recent estimates say it could be as high as 9 million US Facebook users are between 13-18 and that assumes they all told the truth about their age!
- Kids on Facebook admit that they friend people they don't actually know
- It can potentially damage your kid's reputation forever with friends, loved ones, potential job searches, and college applications
- It condones this behavior as socially acceptable
- It opens children up to sexual predators
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