Parents and schools in Merseyside have contacted police after a pedophile has been found using a children’s social media based gaming app Roblox to stalk children.
Roblox is a user-generated online social gaming platform developed and published by the Roblox Corporation.
In the game, players are able to create their own virtual worlds and design their own games within the platform.
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.
Now parents in Liverpool have become aware of a huge threat to the well-being of children who use the application with as many as three families believed to of raised concerns about the safety of their children after a pedophile was caught asking children for photographs in Roblox.
These reports come just days after Liverpool based independent news company Enchanted LifePath Tv Alternative News & Media LTD launched a campaign to raise public awareness of pedophile pride day known as Alice Day which takes place annually 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.
Management at a Liverpool care home for children aged 8-17 has picked up on the report and insisted they will now be doing all they can to ensure the safety of minors in their care in the build up to this years Alice day.
One parent in 2012, was shocked to discover her autistic son had been groomed by a pedophile using the Roblex game platform to take “sexual gratification” from playing the game whilst luring children who are mostly too young to understand the tactics being used on them.
The mother posted a complaint to the makers of the game and it is not understood if she ever had a satisfactory reply.
Posted : 3 Oct ,2012 by Karina
She compained: “Roblox online game for children. Pedophiles using it to talk & play with children. Parents beware!!
“Last night I happened to walk by while my son was playing this game.
“What I saw on the screen mortified me.
“A person using the name joeyjoeyjoeman25 was using this forum for sexual gratification with children.
“This is my report to Roblox and I have not heard back from them yet, but hope to some time today.
“This is a grown man role playing with my child and in a disgusting pedophile way.
“My son it too young to catch on to exactly what he means, but I happened to catch some of the conversation last night and it is beyond wrong.
“He has my autistic son helping him get sexual gratification from his role play with him. I want him banned from this game. I want his IP address so I can contact authorities.
“I am sure my son is not the only one. He is very careful to have him use words he made up to have specific meaning to him so as to not be caught.
“It didn’t take me 5 seconds to catch on to what he was doing. I expect to hear from you so we can get this sicko off of the children’s site.
“If I do not I will be forced to take matters into my own hands and have the authorities contact you about it”.