Epic and Lego: how to protect children in Metaverse?

Epic Games (operated by Fortnite) and Lego have started a partnership to create a virtual space aimed at kids. The two companies will combine their respective expertise in online gaming.

A new element is that, at the outset of their partnership, they set three policy and governance principles for virtual spaces for children:

  • protect children’s right to play by making safety and well-being a priority;
  • safeguard children’s privacy by putting their best interests first;
  • empower children and adults with tools that give them control over their digital experience.

Safety and the rights of children are likely to be the first area where governance and policy rules for Metaverse will be developed.