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What Parents Need to Know about the Metaverse

‘Metaverse’ is a relatively new term to many, however the concept has been around for some time. Videogames, for example, use many aspects of the metaverse; avatars, digital currency, mini-games, and open communication. A metaverse can also take many forms; Fortnite can be seen as a metaverse, as can Roblox.

Put simply, a metaverse is an online environment where people interact, play games and express themselves.

Away from traditional videogames, there are newer and more ‘dedicated’ metaverses such as Decentraland, The Sandbox and Somnium Space which are akin to Second Life.

In the guide below, from National Online Safety, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as anonymity, psychological impact and unsafe areas.

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