Recently I wrote about an unpleasant experience my daughter had while playing SurvivalCraft. As I mentioned, my daughter unwittingly downloaded a world from SurvivalCraft that was created by another player. Most worlds are fine… this one however was way inappropriate. As you can see from the image I’ve posted below (which I have blurred slightly) someone had built a world out of blocks dedicated to sex. What is even more disturbing than the ugly naked sculptures is the writing on the signs and walls. Ugh!
Both my daughter and I would have liked to unsee the images and words contained in this world, called “Mate With Me”. Unfortunately, what’s done is done. The only positive from this experience, has been the conversations and learning we’ve embarked on as a family about Internet safety.
Even so, I know I will not be able to protect my girls from every danger out there. As they grow from “big girls” to tweens, I’m sure we will have many uncomfortable conversations about the the big wide world that I am preparing them to enter. That said, there are certain conversations, we shouldn’t have to have with our kids at too early of an age.
As I’ve spoken about my experience with other parents I am constantly reminded that we may always feel like we are trying desperately to catch up the the technology our kids readily embrace. We may feel like our plight is hopeless. Nonetheless, we need to stay involved. It is important that we keep asking questions (even when we feel stupid) and that we keep sharing what we learn with each other. We are all in this together.
Survivalcraft Reporting Inappropriate Content
With that in mind, I’ve taken a few screen shots to show you how to report inappropriate content in SurvivalCraft.
Survivalcraft Reporting Inappropriate Content: How SurvivalCraft Defines “Community Content”
Survivalcraft Reporting Inappropriate Content: Flag Inappropriate Content by Clicking “Rate”
Survivalcraft Reporting Inappropriate Content: Click the Check Boxes in Various Categories and Click Report
(Note: Survivalcraft works hard to “weed out the rubbish” and keep it’s content decent. If you would like to know more about how to report inappropriate content, click here.)