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Leondra Larsson

Child Avatars and Nudity

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I am a volunteer and Ranger coordinator at the Burn2 event. We are unsure about the policy of allowing naked child avatars, with all the bits, at the event. We have combed through the policy and wiki, and some of our staff and participants are divided on this issue . Burn2 is a M rated event, nudity is allowed. There is NO sexual or adult behavior, such as animations in objects, so ***** references should not be relevant. It is unclear on what is allowed for child avatars.

this is all that we can find:

"Child avatar nudity has been called into question as well. While no language specific to nudity was included in the initial policies, child avatar nudity of the genital or chest regions, including in otherwise non-sexual situations (skin vendors, for example) can be a violation. This also applies to parcel descriptions: nudity or "clothing optional" language can not be included in a parcel description on a kid-specific area."

Any official clarification is most appreciated.

Leondra

 

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You won't get an official interpretation, but it's been discussed ad nauseam on these forums.

Here is the long and short of it:

  • Child Nudity is not forbidden under TOS in M and A regions. There are a fair number of places that allow it.
  • Child Nudity offends a good number of people.
  • A small subset of the people Child Nudity offends can become quite "insistent" on their views.
  • A smaller subset of these people also get offended seeing a clothed child near a nude adult. (it's a no-win situation)

The first point means you are quite unlikely to get into trouble. The other points means your moderation workload will be higher. Normally muting/estate banning the person bitterly complaining about it can be enough, and give your moderation team time to return to nicer tasks.

 

I gather Burn2 is based on Burning Man? You may be able to get by with a clear notecard to hand out to complainers, something like  "In real life people attending this sort of events don't mind their kids running about innocently butt naked" and "we've worked hard to ensure that there is no sexual activity on these regions, if you see anything against our rules please let us know"

You might also avoid a little drama if you ask the pixel kids to consider wearing speedos instead. Most are respectful enough not to push it.

Edited by Callum Meriman
Changed "allowed" to "not forbidden" - it's more accurate
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1 hour ago, Leondra Larsson said:

I am a volunteer and Ranger coordinator at the Burn2 event. We are unsure about the policy of allowing naked child avatars, with all the bits, at the event. We have combed through the policy and wiki, and some of our staff and participants are divided on this issue . Burn2 is a M rated event, nudity is allowed. There is NO sexual or adult behavior, such as animations in objects, so ***** references should not be relevant. It is unclear on what is allowed for child avatars.

this is all that we can find:

"Child avatar nudity has been called into question as well. While no language specific to nudity was included in the initial policies, child avatar nudity of the genital or chest regions, including in otherwise non-sexual situations (skin vendors, for example) can be a violation. This also applies to parcel descriptions: nudity or "clothing optional" language can not be included in a parcel description on a kid-specific area."

Any official clarification is most appreciated.

Leondra

 

The Lindens don't always read everything in the Forums and reply to very few things.  Almost all answers here are from other Residents, whom would simply be giving their interpretation of the TOS.   I'd suggest a Support ticket to get full clarification from LL directly.  If anyone involved in your event is Premium, they can use Live Chat during the week.

Edited by LittleMe Jewell
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