This site gave me lifelong trauma as a child
Hi, I’m now an 18 year old woman. However, back when I was 8, I was exposed to such graphic, scary things from people online in these chat rooms on IMVU. I had a rough time and no friends so I wanted to find people online to talk to. I fell for the cutesy avatars in the ads and hit download. It was the worst decision I could’ve ever made, but I didn’t know any better. I was a kid. I fell for the adults posing as children. They would pretend to be your friend for weeks before suddenly becoming very predatory, terrifying, and incredibly sexually explicit. I ended up being groomed and victimized through this platform by several people from ages 8-12. That’s exactly who IMVU targets with their marketing: teens and children. But do NOT be fooled. It is purely a graphic sex chat site, and because of this, there are some really vile and shocking things people will get up to in the chats that can really traumatize your kid. Even teenagers should never be around the horrible things some people do on that site. I will carry this trauma with me for life and it could’ve been avoided if my parents had known and had heard about the dangers of the site. These are just random people talking on the site. You don’t know who they are or what they will expose your child to. Don’t let your kids have the misfortune of finding out. Do not let them on this site EVER.
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