"When Nintendo terminated Swapnote service, they mentioned that they had learnt that certain 3DS owners, including minors, were using the application to exchange offensive material over the Internet. According to a new report by Yomiuri Online (translated by Kotaku), two men aged 49 and 36 in Japan were recently arrested for performing “improper acts” with a 12-year-old girl on multiple occasions. The girl met both individuals through her Nintendo 3DS.
Meanwhile, Mainichi reports a separate incident, and this one mentions the Swapnote application by name. According to Mainichi’s report, charges for child pornography have been filed against a 44-year-old man who had two girls—aged 11 and 12 at the time—send him nude photographs via Swapnote. The man has since confessed to the incident.
It’s also worth noting that none of these cases appears to have arisen as a result of irresponsible parenting. Both Yomiuri and Mainichi mention that the parents of these children had turned the Nintendo 3DS’ Internet functionality off, but that the children had managed to turn it back on. (However, just what measures the parents took have not been detailed.) Additionally, Mainichi mentions that there are other reports of predators using Swapnote to prey on children as well."
So Europe and North America did nothing nothing wrong. It was because of Japan that Swapnote was shut down worldwide.
I would have never thought that Swapnote was Pedobear approved >_> I partially blame the parents and the kids.
I mean wtf kind of parent allows their kids to add 40 year old men to their friend list? and wtf kind of 11 year old girl wants to add a 40 year old guy to her friend list and send CP to him?
Either way I'd say
kid 25% at fault parents 50% at fault pedo 25% at fault. --- http://soundcloud.com/sunnyterra/audio-recording-on-monday-29 ^ Hermiione says my name and says I''m cute! ^_^
I called it from day one. I knew that as soon as we could attach pics that kids would do this stuff.
I mean there already is a problem with minors sending each nude pics at school and then getting arrested for pics of themselves and then their gf or bf gets angry and posts their nudes online for revenge and then the kids get bullied and sometimes commit suicide.
Its a cultural and social problem. Sadly Nintendo has just learned about internet recently so this was an obvious mistake.
Right now there are probably kids doing the exact same thing on like Omegle or something. There is nothing we can do.
Its up to the parents to teach their kids and up to the kids to not be total dumbasses. pedos are always gonna exist so its up to us to teach kids and be proper parents for once. --- The bird of Hermes is my name eating my wings to make me tame.
When the article said the parents disabled the 3DS Internet, did they just flip the Internet switch? --- Nintendo 3DS Friend Code: 1032 - 1243 - 4711 Name/NNID/XBLGT/PSNID: mmarkster Kingdom Hearts with Nintendo Universe = win!
Japan isn't the only country with a high number of pedophiles. Compare the size of Japan with Europe or North America... Where do you think it's easier to meet with other people you met through the 3DS? What country is it that has so many 3DS users bumping/meeting everyday, that it uses Streetpass with so much ease again? That's right, Japan.
Anyone can lie about their age. Haven't you ever read or watched a single article on pedophiles meeting their victims? They usually have no clue how old they really are until the last moment. --- Learn to report topics and posts: http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/help/?cat=18 And stop flooding.
I'm gonna be completely honest, I REALLY would've thought someone in the US would've blown this for us...but thinking about it, 3ds's are (I think) more popular over there...
It still isn't fair to the rest of us though, one (or two) people mess up, and everyone else has to suffer for their stupidity! Damn pains in the *****. --- Gamefaqs: Where people fabricate things about other people to look like they are winning an argument.
Yes, how convenient that this news just now popped up right up after Nintendo cancelled Swapnote off an extreme action and is no way a cover up trying to justify their actions. --- 3DS FC: 4725-7947-0440 ~ NNID: MarcsterS PSN: Marcster1994 ~ Steam ID: http://steamcommunity.com/id/EnglishLanguage/