Friday, July 4, 2008

In virtual worlds, child avatars need protecting -- from each other

On the playground, kids pilfer lunch money and push each other around.
But in the cyber clubhouses they're filling by the millions, kids rig
elections, sell fake products and scam each other out of every
virtual-worldly possession.

Sophia Stebbins recently joined one such online community, Webkinz,
which lets its young members create avatars, play games and hang out.
The 9-year-old from Irvine worked in a virtual hamburger shop, earned
virtual cash and bought a virtual bed, couch and TV for her virtual

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