Roblox calls itself the “world’s largest entertainment platform.” Players build games for other community members using the Roblox Studio. Roblox is available for download as an app on various platforms, including smartphones, computers, tablets, and some consoles, such as the XBox One, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift.
Roblox chat is filtered to prevent any personally identifiable information or inappropriate content from being shared with other users. Players have default settings based on the date of birth set on their account.
Players 12 years or younger have posts and chats filtered for inappropriate content and behavior, as well as personal information. Those 13 years or older can say more words and phrases than younger players, but personal information or inappropriate content remains restricted regardless of age. This system is applied to most areas of Roblox, whether public or private.
Roblox accounts list the age bracket of the account in the upper right corner as either 13+ or <13 depending on the date of birth to help parents determine the player’s experience while in the game. This information is also displayed during game play, but it is not displayed to other players and can only be seen by the account user while they are logged in.
Accounts, regardless of player age, can have parental controls in place to limit or disable various chat features, including who can chat with them in a game or on the site, who can send messages, who can follow them into games, and who can invite them to VIP servers.
Setting Parental Controls on Roblox
Parents can adjust the interaction settings of their child’s account with the following steps:
- Log in to the account.
- Click the gear icon, and then click Settings.
- On the right-hand side of the Settings page, click Privacy.
- From here, you can adjust both Contact Settings and Other Settings.
- If your child is 12 or younger, you can choose Friends or No one. If your child is 13 or older, there are additional options for interaction with other players.
Parents who want additional control should go to the Security section of the Account Settings page. Here, you can set a PIN and other account restrictions.
Users and parents can enable a 4-digit PIN which is required to make changes to the account.
Enabling account restrictions limits the account to only curated content and disables contact settings to prevent chatting.
Parents can see what their child is doing when logged into their account. They can see a list of creations, private message history, a list of friends and followers, and virtual item purchases and trade history. Simply navigate to the corresponding areas of the account to learn more: Create, Messages, Friends, and My Transactions respectively.