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‘ROBLOX’ is a multiplayer online game platform and also a games creation website for budding young developers and gamers. It’s been around for a while now, (founded in 2005) but has recently become popular with 6-16 yr olds in much the same way as MineCraft was and has grown to over 48 million monthly active users. Not bad!
Players create their own virtual world where they and other online players enter a world of blocks – similar to Minecraft.
Like any other multiplayer online game there are always going to be risks from strangers, opportunists, peers and older gamers. In ROBLOX something worth noting is the in-game currency ‘Robux’.
You can earn these slowly . Or there is the option to pay for additional ‘Robux’ with real money. You can sign up for extra content and insert in-game ads into your child’s created games with the potential to make money on the back of their unique ideas ☺. Membership is maintained by direct debit, so check the accounts privacy and security settings, as well as making sure it’s secured with a strong password.
Many of the games also frequently feature weapons – so there can b e some mild realistic violence and mild cartoon or fantasy violence.
Stay Safer Online
Posted By Wayne Denner