"There is no 'big brother' initiative here, this is about reassurance through visibility." People using the chat room would be able to ask the police officer for advice, and efforts would be made to capture the details of anyone acting suspiciously to enable further investigation, Mr Gamble said.Police sting Tink Palmer, policy officer at the children's charity Barnardo's, said if paedophiles knew their internet conversation was being observed by a police officer it could stop them "in their tracks"."We're also saying that basically any application where your kids have the ability to connect over some type of messaging or chat feature increases the ability for someone to be coming in and possibly attempting to sexually exploit them." Roblox spokesman Brian Reinert told The Canadian Press in an email the site has instituted chat-filtering software created specifically to find offensive language and flag it.
Are they going to continue talking to that child, in case that child says to the police officer: 'This guy that is talking to me is behaving in a very unusual way'?
It also led to the development last year of the international police sting known as Operation Pin.
Forces set up sites appearing to offer child pornography.
"Also, you want to be looking to see how seriously the game takes these types of issues, so is there a very obvious and easy way to report inappropriate activity?
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