he magic originates from a large, boxy structure lined with cameras that capture 3-D images of human models.In a matter of minutes at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies, computer scientist Ari Shapiro can use the device to create a digital replica of you that looks alarmingly like your reflection in the mirror.The Online Hotline works like other instant messaging and online chat systems, but with enhanced security measures.You'll enter a private chat with a trained RAINN support specialist and chat live by typing messages back and forth.You can ban your child from online gaming and social media.But, I can’t tell you how many kids I have seen in my child therapy practice who have secret social media accounts or go online at their friend’s house.Then, they take note of how your avatar reacts.“It’s a third-party view, but you’re one of the people that you’re viewing,” Shapiro explains.“You, as a player, have to respond.” Shapiro believes avatars could be used in myriad training situations, preparing even doctors and teachers to respond appropriately under given circumstances.
Browse thousands of clothing items from amazing fashionable brands to create your perfect look.
Explore incredible locations and chat with millions of players from all around the world!
Hang out in your customisable apartment where you can relax with friends, or simply enjoy the company of your very own virtual pet.
The service is completely anonymous and confidential—we will never ask you for any information that would identify who you are.
You can feel free to share as much or as little as you like with us. You can take comfort in knowing that RAINN’s Online Hotline support specialists are trained to meet the unique needs of survivors.