Political Antisemitism in gaming
Lockdown was a tough time for parents and now along with the summer holidays in the United kingdom our kids are having a great time as parents tear our hair out trying to entertain them but also to monitor their online screen time.
Nothing new there. We’ve heard all the horror stories about certain apps like Tik-Tok and worries of child grooming by adults over the years through gaming fairly early on in the use of games online.
We’ve always known that children have to be monitored when they’re on the internet and never failing to remind us by anti-bullying campaigns and adverts to the the dangers of letting your kids run rampant on different platforms and telling them not to talk to strangers. However, a new phenomenon has been missed on gaming applications.
So back to gaming . If your child like mine is addicted to Nintendo, or XBox, Roblox and Fortnite, it can be very difficult to control who they speak to and what they see in the games that are on line.
Let’s take Roblox for example .
It is a system that allows numerous different types of gaming and challenges to be played. Art, creating virtual worlds murder mystery and even adventure theme parks all interactive that are exciting and addictive where one doesn’t have to be a child to join.
So, here I am now, a 53 year old mum who has come into the Roblox world with my daughter insisting I play with her. And so whilst lots of parents are worried about problems with online grooming and sexual abuse stories that have smothered all our newsfeeds, we are left with a darker side to gaming not often talked about . I heard of a news story that Minecraft allowed somebody to design their version of Auschwitz which incorporated gas ovens .