Metaverse allows kids access to virtual strip clubs

A researcher pretending to be a 13-year-old girl witnessed alarming and gross behaviour while touring the virtual reality world of the metaverse.

A BBC news researcher posed as a young girl within the metaverse was disgusted when she saw the app allowed her access to virtual reality rooms where avatar simulated sex.

The researcher also said she was shown sex toys, condoms and most alarmingly, was approached by numerous adult men.

The head of online child safety policy, Andy Burrows said the investigation had found “a toxic combination of risks”.