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article 14 August 2012 Science
What is happening in Habbo Hotel?
What is happening in Habbo Hotel?

Since a Channel 4 News investigation two months ago into the online game Habbo, lots has changed both on the site and behind the scenes. Here is what has been happening.

article 21 June 2012 Science
Habbo Hotel - the debate.
by Habbo Hotel - the debate

Four Habbo Hotel players, aged 15 to 20, debate the future of the game after Channel 4 News revealed explicit sexual language is commonplace - and rarely moderated.

article 14 June 2012 UK
Over 250,000 primary schoolchildren persistently bullied online (Channel 4 News)
250,000 primary schoolchildren persistently bullied online

A leading anti-bullying charity says that over a quarter of a million primary schoolchildren are being persistently bullied online, sometimes with drastic consequences.

article 14 June 2012 Science
Why I had cyber sex with strangers on Habbo Hotel - aged 13.
Why I had cyber sex with strangers on Habbo Hotel, aged 13

A 20-year-old who played Habbo Hotel in her teens describes for Channel 4 News how secrecy and virtual sex became "addictive" - and the main reason for playing the game.

article 14 June 2012 UK
High street shops stop selling Habbo Hotel gift cards.
Main investor pulls out of Habbo parent company

Following a Channel 4 News investigation into inappropriate behaviour within popular online game Habbo Hotel, its main investor pulls out and high street chains stop selling its gift cards.

article 13 June 2012 Science
Screen shot of Habbo
EU: Improve moderation or we could shut you down

Following a Channel 4 News report into online game Habbo, the EU warns companies to tighten up moderation or face being shut down. But why does moderation fail?

article 13 June 2012 Science
Online gaming: how do I protect my child from danger?
by Habbo and online gaming: how do I protect my child?

As Channel 4 News reveals children playing Habbo Hotel can be exposed to violent and sexual behaviour, web safety adviser John Carr answers your questions.

article 12 June 2012 Science
A Channel 4 News investigation has uncovered shocking lapses in the moderation of a hugely popular online game used by young teenagers, including interactions of an explicit sexual nature.
Paraic O'Brien by Should you let your child play in Habbo Hotel?

Tesco, WH Smith and GAME stop selling Habbo gift cards after Channel 4 News uncovers lapses in the moderation of an online game for teenagers, including interactions of an explicit sexual nature.

article 12 June 2012 Science
Screen image from Habbo Hotel.
Striptease and cyber sex: my stay at Habbo Hotel

Rachel Seifert writes for Channel 4 News about her shocking and sometimes sexually-explicit experiences playing the popular online game Habbo Hotel while posing as an 11-year old girl.