Children’s Privacy: Metaverse is a magnet for kids – and Meta’s not stopping them from being there, despite predator risks

Meta’s new virtual-reality app, Horizon Worlds is just for adults 18-up. But kids are finding their way in and, if history is any guide, child predators are likely to follow, according to Thorn, a tech nonprofit that works to protect kids from online abuse. Instagram, Minecraft, Fortniite and other social apps and games saw this happen, so it should come as no surprise to Meta – and should not be left untended.