A framework for improved adolescent and child safety in MMOs

Penna, Lyta, Clark, Andrew J., & Mohay, George M. (2010) A framework for improved adolescent and child safety in MMOs. In Memon, Nasrullah & Alhajj, Reda (Eds.) 2010 International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2010), IEEE Computer Society, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, pp. 33-40.

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This paper presents an approach to providing better safety for adolescents playing online games. We highlight an emerging paedophile presence in online games and offer a general framework for the design of monitoring and alerting tools. Our method is to monitor and detect relationships forming with a child in online games, and alert if the relationship indicates an offline meeting with the child has been arranged or has the potential to occur. A prototype implementation with demonstrative components of the framework has been created and is introduced. The prototype demonstration and evaluation uses a teen rated online relationship-building environment for its case study, specifically the predominant Massive Multiplayer Online Game (MMO) World of Warcraft.

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ID Code: 37826
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Child online safety, Internet safety
DOI: 10.1109/ASONAM.2010.66
ISBN: 9780769541389
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Security (080303)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 IEEE
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Deposited On: 11 Oct 2010 21:47
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