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What Parents Need to Know about the Metaverse

A metaverse is essentially a parallel universe – but in digital format. Simple right? So how does it work? What should parents be aware of? And should children be allowed to experience them? Find out with this guide. 

Created by online safety expert Daniel Lipscombe, this guide explores the main risks around a metaverse and the key themes that parents need to know about. As always, the guide will also provide a number of safety tips to consider around ensuring a safer experience for children 

A free online safety guide on Metaverse. 

‘Metaverse’ is a relatively new term to many, however the concept has been around for some time. Videogames, for example, use many aspects of the metaverse; avatars, digital currency, mini-games, and open communication. A metaverse can also take many forms; Fortnite can be seen as a metaverse, as is Roblox. Put simply, a metaverse is an online environment where people interact, play games and express themselves. Away from traditional videogames, there are newer and more ‘dedicated’ metaverses such as Decentraland, The Sandbox and Somnium Space which are akin to Second Life. 

In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as anonymity, psychological impact and unsafe areas.