Online safety concerns regarding Roblox

Our school has already listed Roblox as a banned website. We have been highlighting many concerns about it for the last 18 months, however further concerns have now been raised about ‘adult content’ within the game.

The website is also available as an app on the iPads and other tablets.

What is Roblox?
In Roblox you can create your own games or play games that other users have made. There is also the option to chat to other players, but this can be disabled.

Can it be accessed in school?
No. This website is blocked from all iPads and school computers. This is a banned school website / app.

How does Roblox work?
Roblox can be creative and fun, and is designed for players to play online with each other within the games. Some of the games are G and PG rated and certainly seem suitable for younger children, but only if the parental controls are set up and there is strict parental supervision.

What do parents need to watch out for?
• Risk of adult content, including pornographic graphics
• Chatting to strangers
• Misleading advertising

If you need any further information about this, please speak to your child’s class teacher or our Online Safety co-ordinator Mr Baddhan.

Click here to read the letter in full.

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