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“A growing number of Web sites cater to kids as young as 8 with three-dimensional virtual worlds where visitors
create avatars (digital characters), furnish their own ‘rooms,’ play games and interact in real-time.” But some experts question
the benefits on online environments such as these.
Director of CMCH, Dr. Michael Rich
, worries about “‘immersive’ online worlds that are, well, too immersive. ‘You can get sucked in and spend three or four hours without standing up,’ he said.”
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