I have a disabled 13 yr old daughter. I thought that having her play a txt based game on a new tablet I bought her would be perfect for lateral thinking, memory ect ect . There were rules with this tablet – she was not allowed to take it in her room, she was not allowed to use the internet on it without permission and no more than a set time each day. One night I found her playing this game in her bedroom. She was banned from all internet for 2 weeks. Then she took the tablet, snuck it in her room and was playing it – I got it off of her before she cleared the screen – there was the perfect setup with a man in private chat for cyber sex. He had also convinced her to download an adult chat site ( and you can imagine what goes on there).
I hit the roof! I couldn’t believe my child would break all the safety rules – like you can only talk to the admins – we had the talk with her about predators ect ect ect!!!!!!
She was banned for a month – again she stole the tablet – basically out from under our noses – now she is not a child that has ever done anything like this in her life!!!! And then it hit me – she is addicted to this game and the attention the predators give these kids.!!
I now have a lock box that all electronics go into and the comps are password protected. Even the phones go into the lock box! These games can be played on tablets, phones, ipod touch and other internet devices. So please be very aware!!!!! And always have acess to all of your children’s accounts!!!!
Posted by lovi, 31st March 2013