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Roblox Helps Youngster Security Laws in California




April 3, 2024

by Nicky Jackson Colaco, VP World Public Coverage


Individuals come to Roblox to think about, create, and share experiences with one another in immersive, user-generated 3D worlds. As a world platform, we imagine in constructing a secure, civil, and numerous neighborhood that evokes and fosters creativity and constructive relationships all over the world. Defending the protection and privateness of kids who come to Roblox to have enjoyable and study is our prime precedence. Due to this, we help laws that we imagine will assist create a safer web for kids, together with the current California Senate Invoice 933 (SB 933), which prohibits people from possessing and distributing specific and/or abusive photos of kids which were generated by synthetic intelligence (AI). 

As we’ve shared, we imagine within the energy of AI and generative AI as instruments with the ability to unlock creativity and productiveness and to maintain individuals secure. Nonetheless, these highly effective new applied Sciences require nice accountability and care in how they’re used as improper use can result in hurt. In response to the Stanford Web Observatory’s 2023 report, there are literally thousands of specific and abusive photos of kids hidden inside widespread AI picture turbines. These photos make it simpler to create specific and abusive content material. Such photos are prohibited on our platform and we use an array of inside instruments, in addition to exterior instruments like PhotoDNA to forestall that content material from being uploaded to the platform or shared.

Such photos ought to be prohibited extra broadly, which is why Roblox is happy to face alongside California legislation enforcement organizations and baby security advocates to help SB 933. We applaud Senator Aisha Wahab and the members of the Senate Public Security Committee for his or her management on this laws and the popularity that legal guidelines must maintain tempo with the evolving know-how panorama.

Since Roblox was based virtually twenty years in the past, we’ve been dedicated to placing the protection of younger individuals first, whereas offering them with an fulfilling on-line expertise. We discover one of these content material abhorrent, and are proud to collaborate with lawmakers to guard youngsters each on and off of Roblox. SB 933 addresses the urgent situation by expressly prohibiting AI-generated specific, abusive photos of kids, clarifying the legislation to supply simpler safeguards. The options set out in SB 933 are easy and impactful, and goal to set smart guardrails for AI-generated photos and create a safer digital atmosphere for kids. We hope that others will be part of us in supporting this essential, commonsense laws.