Kids are devastated when their virtual worlds are destroyed.
If you have children in school, chances are you're all too familiar with Webkinz. It's a virtual world where kids spend countless hours earning virtual money, and then spend it on designing their own online home. Kids in Nashville have been the victims of a virtual home invasion, according to local TV station WSMV.
Jesse Shafer spent a year on his virtual home until it was completely destroyed. But he wasn't alone. Everyone at school was also being robbed.
While researching this story, we discovered countless Web sites that
actually encourage and teach kids how to hack into sites like Webkinz
and Club Penguin and delete innocent users' "homes." What are our kids being taught—that after hours of
hard work in building something they love, that it can be taken away at
a moment's notice?