Amy is sharing her latest technology debacle over at Parent.co , one of our all time favorite sites!
You guys, take a minute google Minecraft + sex mod. I’ll wait.
OK, did your brain explode too? Because when I found out that this was a thing, not only did my brain explode, but my heart did as well. Unfortunately, it was my kid that filled me in. I was going about my business when I suddenly found myself looking into the tearful eyes of one of my babies who was telling me that not only was this kid playing Minecraft when he/she saw this, but she (could have been either kid, but I’ll stick with she to protect the kid who was involved) was also propositioned in this “creative mode” room by another player.
This child was crushed. She opened up and told me of things that appeared in apps and when she was trying to watch harmless YouTube videos. She shared a lot of things about how she was feeling as a result of this experience that made me want to weep and weep. The virtual world is so real to our kids. Because of this she felt like it had actually happened to her in real life. It could not be shrugged off. She actually wanted me to take away her phone, the portal to this hurt that had happened to her. There were many tears and over half of them were from me. All I could do was apologize for not protecting her better. Because the truth is, this was all my fault…