Police Visit To Kent School About Roblox App Raises Huge Concerns For Child Safety As Kids Speak Out
Police have warned schools and parents to carefully monitor children using the popular for kids and paedophiles app called Roblox after naked characters and explicit messages were discovered on the platform during a visit to a school in Kent to speak to pupils about the game.
It soon became apparent it was a situation which which was close to home for many and needed to be treated seriously after children at the school made officers aware of indecent messages sent to them via chat on the game using text or headphones.
A letter was sent to parents in the area warning them inappropriate messages can be sent on the game which has over 30 million users and is most popular with children aged between 5-10 years old.
The letter states: “We were talking to a very large group of Year 1 students and were shocked when over half said they were playing Roblox.
“In Year 2 70% said they were playing the game.
“Most of these children disclosed they had online friends in Roblox that their parents didn’t know about.
“It got worse when many of the children stated they had received in-game messages from strangers and they hadn’t told their parents.
“All of the children said they had seen naked characters walking around the game and doing very adult things.”
Police also warned parents “to check their child’s Roblox account and look to see if they have friends that they do not know”.
“Many of the children we spoke to said their accounts were ‘maxed out’, meaning they have 200 friends.”
This is not the first time the safety of the app has been brought into question with various reports of child-sex predators lurking within the platform since it’s release in 2006.
The warning came twelve months after Enchanted LifePath Tv Alternative News & Media reported on the dangers around children using Roblox after an incident in Merseyside was reported to police and schools after children were being groomed on the game.
The reports from the Liverpool based independent news company came as a campaign was being ran by the outlet to make parents, schools, children and local police forces aware of a paedophile pride day known as Alice Day which is secretly held every year on April 25.
Paedophiles use this day to secretly boast in public about the sick world they live in, the mind set and the abuse of children.
Using their own secret codes and logos they are able to remain fairly undetected by the general public as many of us go about our daily lives without realising the dangers around our children.
The government branded the campaign a joke in a huge own goal after a petition was also organised to raise awareness