Six-Year-Old Girl Invited Into 'Sex Room' While Playing Children's Game 'Roblox'
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For some parents, a little bit of peace and quiet is needed now and again. They can enjoy a brew after cleaning up for what feels like the gazillionth time and let their kids play on their computer game, iPad or console.
But for one mum this sweet scenario turned sour very quickly when her six-year-old daughter was confronted with x-rated sex scenes while playing Roblox - an online video game aimed at kids.
According to the Sun, the little girl saw characters romping naked in an 'orgy room' after her 'friend' invited her into the private room.
The youngster's mum, known only as Peggy, quickly realised what was in the private room and that the apparent 'friend' was in fact a stranger.
Peggy, from Sydney, Australia, said she was shocked to see the characters engaged in explicit sex acts.
She told Kidspot: "Luckily, I was sitting next to her and noticed out of the corner of my eyes that one of the characters had breasts so it made me look closer.
"She had absolutely no idea what she was looking at, but I would hate to think about what would have been said to her."
Peggy added: "We have taught them about stranger danger before so we just explained that they were not kids like her and that they were actually adults being naughty.
"We have also changed her security settings to avoid it happening again."
Although her daughter didn't know what was going on, a 'horrified' Peggy took the game away from her and recorded the sexual acts to warn other parents.
She reported the incident and the 'private room' was removed straight away.
Roblox has an age rating PEGI 7 - meaning that anyone over seven can play. It's the second most accessible rating.
Other games that are rated PEGI 7 include LEGO Harry Potter, Ben 10 and Cars 3 - Driven To Win.
The Video Standards Council expanded on the PEGI rating saying: "Violence is very mild and consists of stick-like humanoid characters competing. Armed with fists, swords or guns they hit each other until they fall apart and disappear. Blood and injuries aren't depicted."
Under-13s must also provide an email for a parent, and chat settings can be blocked for children if they are underage.
On its website, Roblox describes its platform as the '#1 gaming site for kids and teens' adding that it's 'family-friendly' and it allows users to engage in live chats with people all over the world.
Roblox was officially launched in September 2006 and is a huge multiplayer online game that allows users to design their own games as well as play games created by others.
Last year it had 64 million monthly active players.
In a statement a Roblox spokesperson told LADbible: "We were outraged to learn that Roblox's community policies and review process were subverted to publish inappropriate content.
"Roblox games, which can be built from millions of building blocks, can be vast. While we can't review everything that has been built within the game, our moderation team reviews all content uploaded into each game - such as photos, videos, and sound files - before it is published.
"We also have processes in place to ensure we can react quickly to any inappropriate content that is reported to us. In this case, the offending game was taken down immediately after we became aware of it, and the developer that built that game has been permanently banned from the platform.
"We have zero tolerance for this behaviour. Safety is always our top priority and we are continually working to evolve our policies and processes to ensure they are as robust as possible."
It's yet another reminder that parents should keep an eye on the games their kids are playing - back in April, a mum-of-two warned fellow parents after hearing someone attempting to 'groom' her 10-year-old son through his Xbox while he was playing Fortnite.
Scary stuff, folks. Stay safe out there.
Featured Image Credit: Roblox/Roblox Corporation