Listen up, parents.
Ello! Its EmpressGlory here. I am a 14-year-old girl, just decided to make an adult account. I've been reading through the reviews and seeing lots of negative things. I'm here to say, most of it is not true. There are a lot of fake scare stories going on about Roblox. If it was really that bad, it would have been shut down by now. So, lets begin:
First off, the chat system. When you make an account, it will ask your birthday. If you are 12 and under, you will have something called safechat. Some things are filtered so you can't say them. If you are 13 and up, the chat system is less strict. If you try to say like a bad word, it will come out like this: "#####" Now, don't get me wrong. Just because it says that doesn't mean the player is trying to say something bad. If you misspell a word, it can get filtered. Yes, people have found loopholes, but they get banned, as Roblox updates nearly every week. Plus, you can't say numbers, so don't worry about your child giving their address, phone number, etc.
Next, the bullying/being unkind. Yes, I'm sure it has happened before. Words like "loser" "stupid" and "idiot" are filtered, however, people have found loopholes. If you're ever being bullied, just click on the name and click "block", or just report them.
Hacking/scamming. I have a few friends who say they have been hacked or scammed. In games like Adopt Me, people say "Can I borrow your pet for a second?" and then they will leave, taking YOUR pet with them. Just tell your child to NEVER give their password. Then you'll be fine.
Child predators. Let me start by saying this. The chances of your child meeting a predator, are probably 000000.01% I have never seen any predators on Roblox, and I've been playing for quite a while. Even if you happen to come across one, just block and report. Its that simple.
I've also heard a few things about drugs/smoking. That is not at all true. I have actually seen absolutely ZERO reference to drugs. I read a review once saying "There's a game called drug simulator"! Yeah, no. Roblox checks games a lot and bans them if they're inappropriate.
Sexual content. I've seen no sexual content while playing Roblox. The clothes your avatar can wear are all child-appropriate, and even if not, they get banned.
Robux. Robux is an in-game purchase you can make for your child to access exclusive items. Now its your choice if you want to say no or yes, but maybe make them do chores for it. There might be bots who will try to steal your Robux. Remember to never give your password.
Parents, if you don't want your child to chat, then just go to "settings", click "privacy", it will say "who can chat with me?" or "who can chat with me in game." Select "no one" and then click save.
Violence: Okay, here I will have to agree. There are games like arsenal and ninja legends which have killing/guns/swords. Not all games are violent though. Games like Royale High and Adopt Me are child-appropriate games. And remember, there are older gamers (like me), who like that stuff, and want to enjoy it for themselves. If you don't want your child accessing these games, have a talk with them, or link your parent account to block those games.
Online dating: Okay, so... There are games like family paradise, adopt and raise, and stuff like that where people roleplay as a family or something. Its not real online dating, its just roleplaying. I roleplay in a family sometimes. If you see real online dating, just block them. Is it really that hard? Again, if you don't want your child playing those games, just link your account and block them.
Please remember, Roblox updates all the time and the chat system is getting better and better.
The Empress of CSM is now logging off for a bit. Thanks for taking the time to read this!!