The Internet is like bringing the world into your living room, by enabling teenagers to
discover new cultures and interact with people of different ages. But like anywhere in
the world, there are places that parents would prefer their children not to go, and
Habbo Hotel makes it a number one priority to protect its members from situations and
people that may be unsafe.
Habbo Hotel provides children with a virtual world where they can express themselves
freely, while ensuring that all activity is conducted in a safe and responsible manner.
The site is committed to protecting its teenage members from offensive language,
harassment, stealing, cybersex, scams, racism and bullying. It is constantly expanding its
safety procedures in line with emerging technologies that children choose to embrace.
The company is supportive of the UK government's efforts to raise awareness about chatroom
dangers. It has taken a proactive approach to working with child protection organisations and
is in dialogue with the head of the government's Internet taskforce on Child Protection. Habbo
Ltd is keen to set leading standards for the chatroom industry as a whole, and in particular
services that target teenagers.
Habbo Hotel's safety strategy is underpinned by extensive research with teenagers, parents
and teachers, into surfing habits and Internet awareness. Its high safety standards are achieved
through a combination of user education, technical tools and human moderation.
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