At the behest of Congress, the Federal Trade Commission is looking into children’s access to explicit content in virtual worlds.
That word comes by way of Virtual Worlds News which spoke to a pair of FTC attorneys last week. The regulatory agency’s report on its findings is scheduled to be presented to Congress in December.
GamePolitics readers may recall that in 2008 Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) called on the FTC to issue a parental alert about the virtual sex occurring in Second Life:
Sites like Second Life offer no protections to keep kids from virtual "rape rooms," brothels, and drug stores. If sites like Second Life won’t protect kids from obviously inappropriate content, the Congress will.
VWN notes that Second Life publisher Linden Lab recently announced a plan to restrict underage SL users from accessing mature content.