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Fantage is one of many free and paid virtual worlds that have attracted 66.4 million active users from age seven to 13, according to virtual world research firm KZero.
There’s Webkinz, a world based around the virtual alter egos of the plush toys found in stores.
“In other apps, they can contact anyone they want or be contacted by anyone,” Facebook’s head of Messenger David Marcus notes.
Special proactive detection safety filters prevent children from sharing nudity, sexual content or violence, while a dedicated support team will respond quickly to reported or flagged content.
Instead, parents download the Messenger Kids app to a child’s i Phone or i Pad (Android coming soon).
Its system uses white lists, word filters, and the other known tricks, but it goes a bit further.
Club Penguin players can’t tell when their messages are being blocked, for one thing, online safety manager Gerard Poitras told The Verge.
“We’ve been working closely with the FTC so we’re lockstep with them.
‘This works’, they said,” Facebook product management director Loren Cheng tells me.