Is Roblox Safe For Kids?

Roblox is a very popular online multi player game similar in appearance to Minecraft. Roblox was launched in 2006 and now has over 30 Million active users. Roblox is primarily an online platform that hosts user/player made games. Players can choose which games they want to play. Games can be anything from navigating obstacle courses, finding your way through a spooky maze, role playing games and much more. Some games are quite scary and too violent for younger players. Shoot and Kill games and games with spooky characters like Slender Man and Zombies. Some games contain murder, guns and other horror themes. Players can also build their own “worlds” or games via the Roblox Studio app, but once launched they are public.

Players can earn spending money called Robux or spend real money to gain Robux for upgrades and for extras. Roblox facts is available on both mobile devices and on P.C’s. Some games require spending Robux to play. Unlike Minecraft there is no overall single player options or private play on all the games with only whitelisted, vetted real life friends within all the games. Some games on this platform can have a VIP or private aspect to them that can be invite only, this usually costs money. If your child plays any of the games on this platform it’s likely they will be playing alongside or with other players they don’t know in the game.

Edit 04/06/18 Due to the recent reports of a Sex Room and other adult content in Roblox I cannot recommend this game even with the parental controls set up as being safe for children. Some of the adult content is not being blocked by the filters or parental controls. Even with the strictest parental controls set up (see below) Children are seeing Avatars in Roblox with sexual organs attached or who have enabled what are known as “particles” and sound attachments, which blast out floating pictures of graphic pornography and or explicit music. The parental controls also do NOT block random friend requests from strangers.