Thursday, January 6, 2011

Update from Wizard101 Support on Dating

This was my email to them:
Attached is J Todd Coleman's statement on Facebook that Dating in Game is a violation of the Code of Conduct and should be reported. I have heard from others that J Todd Coleman is mistaken. Can you please correct this confusion for me? Thank you very much, and I hope for a speedy resolution of this confusion.

I know that according to Internet Safety Standards dating in games such as Wizard101 (which have a predominant amount of people under the age of 15, and many children convincing their parents to let them have open chat even if they aren't 18 (or even 15)) where you cannot know the age of the other person are by and far considered Child Predatory in nature and should not be allowed. Please clear this issue up. Thank you for your time.

Here is their response:


As with many things in life, a definitive line can be hard to define. "Does anyone need a girl/boy?" by itself is not offensive, nor does it do harm. Conversation beyond that is what becomes potentially reportable. As an adult, we presume you can make that distinction and report where/as appropriate. These in-game reports are just one of the tools available to us to monitor and enforce appropriate behaviors in Wizard101.

Thank you for your concern & your understanding. We're all working together to ensure Wizard101 remains a safe & fun online experience for the entire family.

KingsIsle Support

So it would seem that everything is taken on a Case-by-case basis with them.

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