Lego and Epic Games Team-Up is Not Sufficient for Metaverse Security
Lego and Epic Games team up to build a kid-friendly metaverse, prioritizing the safety of children, but will it be enough?
After Fortnite, Epic Games has announced that it is working with Lego to build a metaverse for kids. The two companies Lego and Epic Games team up to plan a strategy and work towards shaping the future of the Metaverse and making it safe and enjoyable for children while creating an immersive digital experience for children to play. At this time, Lego and Epic Games team-up has not shared much detail about the exact plan, but they outline three principles to follow and to ensure that the digital space they are creating is safe. Children’s safety and well-being will be a top priority as well as focusing on their privacy. In addition to this, the businesses are working to equip both children and adults with tools that can help control the digital experience. The Lego Group is going to captivate the imagination of children and adults through creative play for nearly a century, and they are excited to come together to build a space in the Metaverse that’s fun, entertaining, and made for kids and families.
Kids enjoy playing in digital and physical worlds and move seamlessly between the two. They believe Lego and Epic Games Team-Up together have a huge potential to develop lifelong skills such as creativity, collaboration, and communication through digital experiences. But also at the same time, they have a responsibility to make life safe, inspiring, and beneficial for all.
Epic Games of the Metaverse, as mentioned earlier, is an “online playground” where users can play games (such as Fortnite) and watch movies together on Netflix. Epic Games has also announced that it is participating in a digital experience job. It will be “family-friendly” and “enable children to be confident creators” without compromising their well-being, safety, and privacy.
The two companies Lego and Epic Games do not share details about what this new virtual space will look like or when it will be launched.
Will the Metaverse be Safe Enough for Kids?
The Epic Games announcement does have some politically correct coded language such as a safe and positive space, and ends with “Enabling tools that give kids and adults control over their digital experience.” This seems to mean that adults have access to the virtual universe. It is not yet known what safety measures will be taken to protect against predators when the Lego and Epic Games team-up in the Metaverse news was released.