Tuesday, October 02, 2012

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Teen Girl Thanks Adult SL Users for Saving Her Life

Teen Second Life thanks

This is a really profound SL Secret from an anonymous teenager who credits Second Life (and specifically, the supportive adults she met in SL) for giving her the support that helped her survive a traumatic young life, because otherwise, she "may not have lived to see today at all". If I'm reading the chronology right, she was in the main grid of Second Life years before teens were actually allowed there. And while that restriction is understandable (fear of exploitation and so on) I think encounters between teens and adults in SL are more likely to be in this vein.

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Timo Gufler

What a beautiful story! But what if the girl had met the wrong adults instead of those, who were mature and good-hearted enough to help her...?

foneco zuzu

It shows that SL can be a niche and a weird one but atl least one free of the nightmares of real life!

Mila Edelman

Wow. I wish that SL had been around when I was her age. Not many know this, but I grew up in an extremely abusive environment. Back then, I had one lifeline (my older sister, 10 years my senior), and that got cut off every time my parents suspected she might be helping me.

I won't say "I'm so jealous." Though I am. But the reality is that these things simply did not exist when I was having a hard time of it. I'm thankful that they exist now, and can hopefully prove a blessing to those in need.

pat

@ Timo
"What a beautiful story! But what if the girl had met the wrong adults instead of those, who were mature and good-hearted enough to help her...?"

um... instead of being politically correct why not say directly what you mean, what you think ?

The 1st part (What a beautiful story) in only there to introduce what you you really think ("But what if the girl had met the wrong adults instead of those, who were mature and good-hearted enough to help her...?"

You have answered without reading the story or understanding it.
The problem of that girl is not SL but her real life alcoholic father.

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