At last! My background check has cleared so I can now log onto my Second Life teen island and survey my royal domain. I am Queen of all! Queen in a pink spotty dress, it would seem. No one else will disturb my solitude. No one else can log in. Yet.
I suppose I shall have to give our under 18 year old students access. As soon as I do the landscape will be full of flying snowmen armies, quick as a blink. Oh well, I shall maintain my delusions of grandeur for another few hours.
$40 per background check and several weeks for this much. Thanks, Linden Labs! I had to get two done, because I use my maiden name at work but all my official documents are in my married name. Bah! After all this hassle I shall be extremely short of patience with local authorities who won't use SL in schools because of child protection issues. There is a double layer of protection: background checks for all adults using it PLUS estate managers can control access to their land to only avatars they trust. In fact, as I have discovered it's almost impossible to get on the flamin' teen grid in the first place. :-)