We knew we were being naughty and we knew that if our parents or other friends found out about it, it would be the end of our little secret.It only happened over the space of a few months whenever her dining room was free, but it was enough to be involved in the kind of pornographic conversations revealed by Channel 4 News.Thankfully I wasn’t groomed by older players and became bored and went back to Myspace. My dad was less relaxed about the whole thing and I felt 13 all over again confessing what my friend and I had been up to.
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Before I started writing this story, it hadn’t occurred to me to talk to my daughter about sex.
I wasn’t exactly avoiding the topic, but she was only 6½ and it seemed way too early.
After a while we got to know how to talk like they did and started “doing” things to other players – always without consent. Not for one second did we imagine that these weren’t teenage boys, or consider why the people behind the screens were asking to add us on MSN Messenger.
I only visited Habbo Hotel a couple of times on my own and somehow it just wasn’t as funny. It was a long time ago, she said, but if she had known what I was doing, naturally she would have banned me.
Since there were no bare-bottomed kids playing doctor in her bedroom or questions about where babies come from, I figured the talk could wait awhile—until her high school graduation maybe.