World Economic Forum on Metaverse
Jan 28, 2022: A Parents' Guide to the Metaverse.
3 things parents need to know about the metaverse
It’s a fully immersive digital reality
Accessed through VR and AR devices
The meta verse has not been fully developed yet
But VR games give us a taste of what it might look like
Though it’s less clear what changes the metaverse will bring about
Especially for its youngest cohort of users
Here are 3 areas parents should consider…
1] Protecting kids from inappropriate content is going to be more difficult
Video games played on consoles have visible warning labels
But metaverse warnings will only be visible to the person immersed in it…
Making it harder to ensure children are only engaging with suitable content
2] Children will process the metaverse differently than adults
Studies suggest they could become more deeply immersed in the experience
This poses new questions about how to monitor and regulate their time there
3] Parents will need to take an active interest in the metaverse too
You can’t check over your child’s shoulder….
If they are wearing a VR headset
To keep children’s metaverse experiences safe and enjoyable…
Parents will need to become informed users of it alongside their kids
How do you think the metaverse will change society?
This is another way to draw adults into the Metaverse, to “protect” their children. They want everyone to plug into their matrix.