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Dark Side of Metaverse Exposed: Why Your Kids Need To Stay Away From VRChat

As Meta and other companies bet big on an immersive digital world, questions about its harms are rising.

By Tyler Durden | Zero Hedge

Parents who bought their children the Oculus Quest 2 for Christmas could be in for a surprise as there have been several instances of child grooming within one of the virtual reality headset’s most popular chat-room services VRChat.

VRChat is an online virtual world platform where users get their first taste of the Metaverse and use full-body avatars to conceal their identity. There have been instances of child abuse, harassment, racism, and pornography on the popular chat-room service.

One clip shared by the YouTuber “VSF Studios” shares several instances of a massive problem in VRChat: child exploitation and sexualization.

VSF Studios said VRChat is “not a place for children.”

The first example that “really shook” the YouTuber was seeing an under-aged girl in a 12yo’s body dancing for a 40yo Japanese man. He said it was “disgusting, to say the least.”

Maybe there’s a dark side to the Metaverse that needs to be discussed, and that is how easily it connects users to predators.

This article (Dark Side of Metaverse Exposed: Why Your Kids Need To Stay Away From VRChat) was originally published on Zero Hedge and is published under a Creative Commons license.

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