Undercover investigation into child sexual abuse in Second Life

Channel 5 and Sky News journalist Jason Farrell reports today on an investigation he has carried out into Second Life and the proliferation of child sexual abuse and rape in this virtual world. This article includes an online video report with footage from Second Life – the full report will be shown on Five News at 5.30pm and 7pm tonight.

The article also links to another Sky News story about the launch today of a new DVD – Matters2Me. It incorporates real examples of child abuse into an imaginary cartoon world in order to address this issue and inform children.

It is more important than ever now that the White Ribbon Campaign has a presence in Second Life and fights against these representations of rape and sexual violence. Our feminist friends are helping to build a space for us there – you can use this SLurl to go directly to the White Ribbon area in Second Life. To join the group, log in to Second Life, search for “White Ribbon” under “Groups” and sign up! Thanks for your support.

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