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Roblox: Kid-Safe Gaming

If you’ve got kids, nieces, or nephews who are into gaming, chances are you’ve heard of Roblox. It’s the talk of the playground, the buzz of the school bus, and the virtual hangout spot for young gamers worldwide. But what is it exactly? And more importantly, is it safe for your kids? Let’s find out!

Why Kids Can’t Get Enough of Roblox

Roblox isn’t just a game; it’s a whole universe of experiences created by users just like your kids. It’s a platform where they can let their imaginations run wild, designing avatars, building houses, and playing games. But what makes Roblox a hit among the young crowd?

One reason is the freedom it offers. Kids can create and do pretty much anything they fancy. Another is the social aspect. Roblox makes it super easy to invite friends to join in on the fun, and with open chat channels, staying connected is a breeze. Plus, with a plethora of content catering to all interests and ages, there’s something for everyone.

Roblox is also easily accessible. It can be played on a PC, Mac, Chromebook, tablet, or mobile device. And in a July update from Meta, Roblox is now available to try on Meta / Oculus Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro VR headsets via Roblox Open Beta.

Roblox Enters the VR Realm: Play Roblox on Quest 2 and Quest Pro

For a while now, Roblox has supported PC-based headsets, like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Valve Index. And previously, to get your Roblox fix on the Quest 2, you’d have to tether the headset to your computer.

But those days are behind us! Roblox has now gone standalone, freeing you from the need to connect some of the Quest headsets to your computer. On 27 July 2023, Meta announced that Roblox Open Beta has made its debut on Meta Quest VR headsets. Now, users aged 13 and up can explore the vast array of experiences that Roblox has to offer on Meta Quest 2 and Pro. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for developers to test out new experiences and optimize them for standalone VR hardware.

Safety First: Is Roblox Safe for Kids?

As a parent, your child’s safety is your top priority. So, is Roblox safe for kids? The short answer is yes, but with some caveats. Roblox doesn’t have a minimum age requirement, and users of any age can create and join groups, chat, and interact with others. Such an open approach poses some safety risks but Roblox has multiple precautions in place.

Roblox Safety Precautions and Parental Controls

Roblox provides account controls that empower adults to set boundaries on how children engage on the platform and the kind of games they can access. It also has a chat filter that swaps out any unsuitable language with symbols. Parents can turn off chat or messaging features, limit game access to a handpicked list of age-suitable games, and even set a monthly cap on the amount of money (if any) their child can splurge on Roblox’s in-game currency.

Roblox Age Rating

Roblox has provided some experience guidelines and age recommendations.

While there’s no official age rating for the overall Roblox platform, organizations like Common Sense Media rate it as suitable for users age 13 and up, thanks to the controls in place and the learning potential Roblox offers.

VR Cover: Enhancing the Roblox VR Experience

If your kids are playing Roblox on VR headsets like Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest 2, or Meta Quest Pro, you might want to check out VR Cover. These accessories are designed to enhance comfort and maintain hygiene on the devices.

VR Cover Fitness set

VR Cover Accessories for Meta / Oculus Quest 2

From the Fitness Facial Interface and Foam Set for Meta / Oculus Quest 2, which replaces the original face cushion with wipeable PU leather foam replacements, to the Lens Protector for Meta / Oculus Quest 2, which reduces eye fatigue and helps prevent the lens from being scratched, VR Cover is your one-stop solution for all your Quest 2 accessory needs.

VR Cover for Oculus Quest Pro

VR Cover Accessories for Meta Quest Pro

Need a hygienic cover for the Meta Quest Pro? We have a washable Head Strap Cover made of cotton that helps absorb sweat, allowing an immersive experience without the discomfort of drips.

VR Cover Accessories for Other Headsets

We have products specially designed for HTC Vive and Value Index. Purchase these accessories at our original store.

Regardless if you’re a parent, an aunt, an uncle, or a guardian, you have the power to ensure your kids enjoy a safe and fun-filled experience on Roblox. This can be achieved by activating the privacy settings and imparting valuable lessons on online safety. And with the right accessories, their VR experience can be comfortable and hygienic too. Here’s to happy and safe gaming!