BBC News reports Lord Puttnam’s view that the growing number of toy-themed virtual worlds aimed at young people risks undermining the basic human values we wish to instill in children.
Lord Puttnam was speaking at the opening of a London conference devoted to discussing virtual worlds. He feared that all children will learn from these virtual spaces is that they are first and foremost consumers. He urged creators to build more moral virtual worlds that instill children with the values societies need.
Listen to a podcast of Lord Putnam’s speech.