Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Habbo. . . Good or Bad?
I have recently been trying out the Habbo site and have found some very interesting information. This site is basically a social network that has the players kinda looking like Legos. You are able to go to a hotel and go to different rooms. To me, this website looked really confusing when I first looked into it. I have found that there are certain rooms that you are able to go to and there are some called the "dating rooms." In this room there are chairs set up and you are able to sit in them and another person is able to come up to you and talk. While I was watching everybody do this I saw many people asking where other were from and how old they were and personal information. This concerned me because most of the people were saying they were over the age of twenty and there were also young kids on the site talking to these older people. Some of the people were saying they wanted to go to thier rooms with these people and while they are there they talk and this is a perfect spot for predators to talk to your children. Many of the people in Habbo try to say a dirty word and they can easily do it by just saying the word with an extra letter. When they try to type in the dirty word it instantly changes to the word "bobba." You will be typing a sentence, for instance, " You're a bobba." You have to use your imagination to understand what they are saying. I do not think that this site is appropriate for kids at a young age or teenagers. This is a site that I know most parents will not approve of. For this site I would rate it a two out of ten. I know many people will not want their kids playing on this site.