Friday, December 1, 2023

Hamas supporters use online games to torment Israeli kids

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Israel’s Ministry of National Security has reported that it has received reports of attacks made during games played on the popular game platform Roblox, wherein kids playing the game were exposed to characters (avatars) wearing uniforms and holding weapons with the flags of Palestine and Saudi Arabia, attack Israeli players.

Following this, the National Headquarters 105 contacted Roblox about the issue. The company stated that in order to remove offensive content or actors, it is very important to report these problems directly to it in any case of damage, including the offensive content.

It is important to note that there is no age limit for the use of this platform and therefore the involvement of parents in the use of the platform by the children and the content to which they are exposed is of the utmost importance.

Roblox is an online multiplayer network gaming platform that allows participants to create games and play games created by others. The use of the platform is free, and it also has an element of a social network, where players can accumulate “friends” from all over the world. Also, in the application, the players can send private messages to each other, and thus they may be exposed to offensive responses, bullying, shaming, anonymous activity and identity theft.

Meanwhile, it was reported that two Jewish shepherds were violently attacked by Palestinian rioters near the Rimonim Junction in Binyamin. Magen David Adom teams are providing medical treatment. Both were taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center in moderate condition.

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