There’s an article in CTV.ca Virtual pedophilia in Second Life causes concern:
Second Life is a virtual world created by — and home to — nine million internet users.
A British investigator created a virtual personality for himself and began looking at Second Life’s enormous sex industry. Inside a virtual shopping centre he found a hidden wall, behind which was a playground with computer-generated children offering sex.
[Via: Techsoup tweet.]
There was more, of course. More child sex. More porn. More bad behaviour.
We need to be careful out there. We need to be careful in real life, in Second Life, in real space, in virtual space. And if someone invents a Third Life or a ‘hyperspace’, we’ll need to be careful there too. Sexual abuse, and non-sexual abuse go wherever people go.
It seems as though every week, every day, we hear another story about pedophiles, child sex, child slavery, sex slavery, abuse.
The perpetrators are priests, school principals, doctors, policemen, social workers, road workers, computer geeks, sportsmen, professionals, rich men, poor men, the man next door. Once in ten thousand times it’s a woman.
It happens so much and so often that it really isn’t ‘news’ any more.
What is wrong in our society that so many men have no conception of boundaries in their sexual activity?
Come on men: it’s time you were having discussions amongst yourselves about how these atrocities are unacceptable and must stop. For heaven’s sake, do something!