Roblox makes its money through affiliate programs and offers an in-app purchase protection scheme for purchases made within the app. However, these are common sense media safety measures that aren’t going to prevent individuals from engaging in activities that might be deemed inappropriate by parents or by the sites that they visit. For example, an app that allows adults to buy advertising space will likely attract a wide range of people. While some of them may be appropriate and some of them may not, it’s usually not safe to buy advertising space based upon the age and/or gender preferences of the people who will be viewing ads that you’re trying to market to. This is why the inclusion of a kids’ area on the platform can be so problematic.
With that being said, it’s still problematic because of the fact that many children are attracted to multiplayer browser games. Roblox has a great attraction to children, both because of the safe and the easy use of the application and the fact that it allows for a free form of entertainment that kids can enjoy. The problem lies with the fact that it is difficult to know how many kids are finding their way onto the Roblox server and trying to play games on it, which creates a situation where there is an increased risk of children encountering online predators. Roblox has a built-in safety system that prevents players from being able to log on to the server if they have been banned. This is used to help stop people from tampering with the game or engaging in activities that would constitute cheating, hacks, or other inappropriate activities.
If you want to ensure that your children are safe when playing online then you’ll need to make sure that you have their consent, and you’ll need to make sure that you have a good understanding of common sense and what it is that would constitute inappropriate behavior. In the case of Roblox, there are many Roblox games that are geared towards younger users, so it’s important to have a basic understanding of what would be considered inappropriate before allowing them to log into the server. This applies to both parental controls and the ability to set up Roblox custom playlists. It’s also a good idea to take a look at Roblox apps, which were developed to take advantage of the multi-player gaming aspect of the game. Many of these apps can be found on the Android Market, so you’ll want to check out the collection and see if any of them might appeal to your child’s interests.