Mom, Amber Peterson, noticed her daughter's avatar was being sexaully assualted through a game on Roblox and took screen shots to warn other parents about what can happen while using this gaming device.
Here's what went down.
Amber stated, “My sweet and innocent daughter’s avatar was being VIOLENTLY GANG-RAPED ON A PLAYGROUND by two males,” Amber wrote on her post. “A female observer approached them and proceeded to jump on her body at the end of the act. Then the three characters ran away, leaving my daughter’s avatar laying on her face in the middle of the playground.”
Amber's original Facebook post with screen shots can be seen here.
I've been warning parents for years about letting kids play games on Roblox. Even though many games are clean, there are no parental controls to block harmful content like this from your kids. Roblox has close to 70 million monthly active users all different ages, but it's especially popular with children under 12.
My advice would be to steer clear of using Roblox. Period. Many positive video game options exist. I have a long list of clean video game options on my FREE Parenting Media Guide. If you don't have this guide, just text the words MEDIAGUIDE (no spaces) to the number 44222. You will get it in your inbox in under a minute.
SOLUTION: Contact Roblox here and let them know that you will no longer allow your kids to play their games unless they immediately set up strong parental controls so you are able to protect your kids from these horrendous scenes.