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February 2 2018

Roblox – Keeping children safe whilst gaming

Ben Swain

The following information is taken from the Hertfordshire eSafety Newsletter (Autumn 2017):

What is Roblox?

Childnet describes it as: “a gaming website where multiple players interact and play together in online games. The site has a collection of games aimed at 8-18 year olds; however, players of all ages can use the site and play games together. Roblox can currently be played on the PC, phone, tablet and Xbox One. There is a wide variety of games to choose from; from delivering pizzas, to roaming a kingdom as a medieval knight, to even starring in a fashion show, the variety of games is one of the reasons that Roblox is so popular with many young people.”

Childnet goes on to highlight the three key things for parents to be aware of:

  • the chat communication feature of the game
  • the content of the game could be inappropriate for young children
  • the risk children could accidentally run up costs whilst playing the game

For more details, please read the complete guide for parents at: http://bit.ly/eSafetyRoblox