Outrage after 7-year-old's Roblox avatar is 'violently gang raped'

USA - A concerned mother’s viral Facebook post has once again called into question the safety of the popular game, Roblox. In the graphic post, North Carolina mom Amber Petersen details the horrifying moment her 7-year-old daughter’s avatar was ‘violently gang-raped’ in the game by three other players.

Disturbing screenshots shared alongside her story show two male characters attacking the avatar before a third, female character jumps on top of her. The pictures even show an unambiguous animation of male genitalia. Petersen is now calling on parents to delete the app from their kids’ devices, and ensure all precautions have been taken to secure other programs. The Minecraft-style game touts roughly 64 million monthly players and is geared toward children, with the ability to put in place certain restrictions for kids under the age of 13.

But, recent incidents have increasingly caused parents to sound the alarm. After the latest, Petersen says she’s been left feeling ‘traumatized and violated on so many levels,’ and is now concerned about how the disturbing event may have affected her daughter. ‘At first, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,’ Petersen wrote on Facebook. 

'My sweet and innocent daughter’s avatar was being violently gang-raped on a playground by two males. A female observer approached them and proceeded to jump on her body at the end of the act. Then the 3 characters ran away, leaving my daughter’s avatar laying on her face in the middle of the playground.’

The shocking incident managed to slip through despite the presence of the game’s moderators, which operate 24/7 to remove offensive content, and the ‘maximum privacy’ settings Petersen and her husband had put in place.  But this is not the first time the game has come under fire for exposing children to graphic sexual content.

At the beginning of June, a mother in Australia revealed her horror after witnessing the moment her 6-year-old daughter was invited into a ‘sex room’ in the online game. The woman, identified only as Peggy, told Kidspot how she took the game away from her daughter and then recorded the disturbing scene, which showed numerous pairs of 3D avatars engaging in sex acts.

Our comment

The old saying goes… “you are what you eat”!

On that basis, you become what you fill your mind with – for good – or evil!

Teaching children as young as 7 that gang rape is acceptable human behaviour is beyond vile!!!

It totally perverts young minds.

An editorial clip within the above article asks: “Can Video Games Make You Less Empathetic?”

“In a recent study, researchers looked at the three games participants played most, and noted if they were of a violent nature (such as shooting game Call of Duty) or non-violent (such as Fifa).

They tracked the brainwaves of participants using electroencephalography (EEG). At the same time they completed a 'stop-signal task' which contained male and female faces looking either happy or scared. The study found gaming was linked to lower empathy and emotional callousness. Researchers believe this is because it inhibits people's ability to process emotional facial expression and control their responses as a result.”

Emotional callousness – a sign of the times.

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.” (2 Timothy 3:1-4)

Welcome to the end of the age!

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Today we find the Church of God in a “wilderness of religious confusion!”

The confusion is not merely around the Church – within the religions of the world outside – but WITHIN the very heart of The True Church itself!

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Listen to Me, You who know righteousness, You people in whose heart is My Law: …I have put My words in your mouth, I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, That I may plant the heavens, Lay the foundations of the earth, and say to Zion, “you are My people” (Isaiah 51:7,16)