Professional esports expert, Sonya Haskins (Hasko), shares insights on the state of social VR in regards to safe play spaces, cyberbullying, and harassment protections and defenses. We'll explore industry standards, responses, demographics, expectations, assumptions, stereotyping and profiling, trolling, and overall statistics on the health, welfare, and bullying responses of the gaming, eSports, and social VR industry in general.
Sonya Haskins is a consultant, VR events organizer, and founder of VR Community Builders, a non-profit organization that promotes positive, inclusive environments. Formerly a professional VR esports player, she was the first female player to qualify for the VR League North American Regional Championships in 2017. Sonya has authored 8 books and writes frequently about immersive reality for publications such as VR Fitness Insider, AR Post, and Gaming Trend.
This month is our Third Annual Cyberbullying Month series of events tackling critical issues including harassment, assault, interpersonal conflict, response and reporting, and understanding your rights and responsibilities, part of the EDVR Cyberbullying Team Project.
Expect these sessions to touch upon sensitive areas. Please remember, these are NOT therapy sessions but may serve as support, sharing, and resource access opportunities.
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