Zach Mathison, 28, sometimes worries about the hostility in Meta's virtual reality-powered social media game, Horizon Worlds. When his 7-year old son, Mason, explores the app he encounters users, often other children, screaming obscenities or racist slurs.
He is so uneasy about his son that he monitors his every move in VR through a television connected to his Quest headset. When Mathison decides a room is unsafe, he'll instruct Mason to leave. He frequents online forums to advise other parents to do the same.