Summary: Speaking to a group of foster carers and social care professionals from North Wales and the North West on Thursday, online safety expert Charles Conway said that social networking website Facebook rewards children with virtual cash for talking to strangers on the web. Users of so-called Social Games such as Farmville, Mafia Wars and Pet Society are rewarded for connecting with other players, even if they dont know them in real life, exposing children to a very real risk of contact with murderers, rapists and paedophiles.
I play Facebook games and have hundreds of on-line friends through them, even I as an adult get the odd perv who started off really nice. This is one of the reasons I don't allow my DD8 to play games on there, even though (so she tells me) all her friends have Facebook accounts. BTW any pervy posters are deleted and blocked!