Gaming Consoles & PCs How to Use Roblox Parental Controls Make Roblox safe for your kids with these tips By Brad Stephenson Freelance Contributor Brad Stephenson is a freelance tech and geek culture writer with 12+ years' experience. He writes about Windows 10, Xbox One, and cryptocurrency. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Brad Stephenson Updated March 11, 2020 Consoles & PCs Xbox Buyer's Guide Tweet Share Email Roblox is as online video game that encourages creativity and communication between players of all ages. There’s no age limit for playing Roblox which means that gamers will potentially be interacting with others in different age groups and viewing content that may be aimed at older demographics. Thankfully, there are a variety of ways to keep children safe while playing Roblox by using the Roblox Parental Controls to manage who they can talk to, what kind of content they can play, and to make sure that they’re not exposed to any inappropriate games on Roblox. How to Manage Roblox for Kids The Roblox video game may be available on iOS, Android, Windows, and Xbox but all of these versions use the same account system which can be managed by logging into the official Roblox website. Any changes made to the account on the Roblox website will immediately go live on all of the other platforms so you don’t need to worry about adjusting settings on every single version of the Roblox app or game. Here’s how to use Parental Controls to restrict inappropriate Roblox games and communications to keep young players safe. Open the official Roblox website your preferred web browser such as Brave, Firefox, or Edge. Click Log In. Enter your Roblox account username and password and click Log In. If you or your child have already been playing Roblox, you should have an account. If you’re setting the game up for the first time, you will need to create an account now via the Sign Up link. You may be presented with a security verficiation. Complete it to proceed to your account. Once logged in, click the gear icon in the top-right corner. Click Settings. Click Privacy. Under Contact Settings, choose Off to disable all communications in Roblox or Custom to enable some communications and disable others. Changes will go live as soon as you select them. There’s no need to save your settings. Select your preferred options for all of the additional drop-down menus. The word “friends” in the settings only refers to contacts or friends made within the Roblox game. These settings do not control friends on other apps or services which will need to be managed separately. Click Security from the left menu. Click the switch under Account PIN. A PIN will prevent anyone else from making changes to these settings. Enter a four digit number twice and click Add. Click the switch under Account Restrictions. This will limit content and Roblox games to those that have been manually selected as child-friendly or safe by the game’s moderators. Enter your newly-created PIN and click Unlock. You’re all done! You can now log out of the website if you like. All of these changes should now be active across every version of the Roblox video game installed on Xbox One, iOS, Android, and Windows. Is There a Roblox Age Limit? There isn’t an official Roblox age rating for downloading, installing, nor playing the popular video game. Children of any age can download and play Roblox as long as they have permission to install games on their smartphone, tablet, computer, or Xbox console. Having said that, Roblox user accounts which state that the user is under the age of 12 do have the higher privacy settings enabled by default while those over 13 need to adjust their settings manually. Is Roblox Safe? There isn’t one single Roblox warning for parents in regards to safety and this video game as, like most online titles, the reality is much more complex than a safe or unsafe label. Roblox is designed with younger gamers in mind, however, so it’s generally considered to be several degrees safer than titles such as Call of Duty, PUBG, or Second Life which have a high level of realistic violence and mature themes. Adjusting the settings as shown above can make Roblox much safer than relying on the default preferences. Some points to keep in mind regarding possible risks on Roblox: Roblox players can potentially DM complete strangers.Are there inappropriate Roblox games? Yes but these can be restricted via the above setting changes.Roblox can be played on mobile, tablets, computers, and on Xbox consoles so monitoring activity can be challenging. Tips for Keeping Children Safe Playing Roblox While your child’s privacy settings can be controlled in the Roblox video game, it’s important to realize that the device or platform that they use can also leave them vulnerable to online bulling, stalking, or harassment in addition to inappropriate content. Here are some additional steps you may want to take to keep the junior Roblox aged player safe. Enable Windows 10 and Xbox One parental controls. These settings can limit who they can talk to, what kind of media they can see, and what digital purchases they can make.Turn on iOS parental settings or Android parental settings. Both smart device operating systems have options for monitoring and protecting young users. You may even want to try an additional parental control app for added monitoring.Look for hidden apps on Android smartphones and tablets. If you don’t want your child playing Roblox on their device, you may want to check if they’ve installed it and placed it in a secret location so you don’t find out.Check for other gamer communication apps. Many gamers use Xbox’s native voice-chat system or a third-party app such as Discord, Telegram, or Skype to talk to other players.Have a conversation. It’s important to talk to your child about stranger danger and being a responsible gamer before they play any online video game. Expressing an interest in what they do could also encourage them to talk to you more about their online gaming experience.