Fantage is one of many free and paid virtual worlds that have attracted 66.4 million active users from age seven to 13, according to virtual world research firm KZero.There’s Webkinz, a world based around the virtual alter egos of the plush toys found in stores.Online dating for middle schoolers is pretty primitive. " Kids pair off by asking "say 123 if u want me" and break up just as abruptly — like, five minutes later — by dropping a quick "brb" and then disappearing to another server."First, you find a good looking one," one user explained in a You Tube video entitled "How to get a girlfriend on Fantage." "Then you ask her to be ur girlfriend. Boyfriends and girlfriends can do little besides chat, go to the virtual pizza parlor, play games against each other, and send heart emoticons back and forth.Riley, whose leg and back were peppered with shrapnel, was the only member of the group wounded.
There’s the Finnish Habbo Hotel, the National Geographic-owned Animal Jam, the Disney-owned Club Penguin, and more.They loaded the woman into the wheelbarrow and ran toward a group of police cars.“I said, ‘I think she is dead,’ and immediately police made a wall in front of us with their long guns up and got between us and the gun fire.” Medical personnel began treating his wounds, and Riley wound up in the back of a pickup truck with another wounded woman and raced to a hospital.Fortunately, all of it — the park, the boy, the prom — was merely virtual.The date took place in Fantage, short for "fantastic age," a virtual world made for kids that lets users chat, attend parties, host fashion shows, play mini-games, and even go to school.