Parental Controls On Roblox: Parents Need to Know
Parents should be aware that Roblox is a website for creating video games where users may build and share their games and play games made by others in a multiplayer setting.
According to the platform’s free and open communication approach, children’s interactions on Roblox may range significantly from genuine player participation to dubious involvement with potentially predatory individuals.
Due to persistent issues with harmful material, we have rated it for users over 13. However, younger children may be able to use it provided account limits are in place and parents closely monitor their children’s use.
Parents may limit their child’s conversation capabilities, and posts and chats are screened for inappropriate material and references to personal information if the user is 12 years of age or less.
When parents cannot watch their children while they play, we advise them to turn off the chat feature as a safety precaution. To keep kids from giving themselves more access, we recommend selecting a four-digit PIN that must be entered to make any changes to their account.
Additionally, we suggest adjusting the security settings so that children may only access a carefully curated selection of age-appropriate games. Players who have registered and are 13 years or older may also modify their settings to limit the ability to message and chat with other players while in-game.
There have been allegations of individuals blocking the chat and sending offensive comments to younger players, as well as games featuring adult language, violence, and improper sexual material. Some children have also been taken advantage of by predators using the website.
Roblox has taken steps to police itself, such as hiring human moderators and enforcing rules on digital etiquette. However, despite these measures, dishonest people still find methods to distribute questionable material on and off the platform, such as posting offensive game videos to YouTube.
A commercial component is also present:
- Kids may buy the in-game money called Robux.
- They can also get it by selling shirts, trousers, or game accessories.
- They can join up for a paid Premium membership, which allows them to buy, sell, and trade products to earn more Robux and get a monthly allotment of Robux.
Remember that terms of service and privacy policies are subject to regular changes. Parents should read our Ultimate Guide to Roblox if they have any further questions regarding Roblox.
You have the right to have your personal information protected under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Send Roblox a request to “not sell.”