Roblox does not specify a minimum age. The users of any age can join to the game and create groups, chat and interact with others. The company’s commitment to the pedagogical theory of “constructivism,” which promotes the educational benefits of curiosity, design and construction, is theoretically appropriate for anyone who can understand and play a game.
In practice, however, such an open approach can bring some risks for children, especially for the little ones. And although Roblox has some safety precautions, it is still one of the places where people with bad intentions try to contact children.
Even so, thanks to the learning potential offered by Roblox, Common Sense Media qualifies it as acceptable for users over 10 years of age. Parents are always encouraged to help children protect themselves by activating privacy settings, teaching them to recognize the methods used by offenders on the internet to gain and take advantage of children’s trust, and by showing children how they should report inappropriate behaviors and block users
What you should know about Robux
The Robux are the currency of the Roblox game. You use them for a variety of things, including buying special costumes or animations for your avatar, unique abilities in games, weapons and other objects.
You have different ways to have Robux: you can buy them, get them as part of your subscription, make exchanges or get someone to donate some. You can also win them by charging Roblox users for playing the games you have created and charging for items in your games.
How much does Roblox cost?
Roblox uses a freemium model. You can do a lot in Roblox for free, including playing many games and using the Roblox Studio game generator. But to do something beyond the basics, such as animating your avatar or buying and exchanging weapons, you need the Robux.
The company offers several subscription models in its membership program of the Developers Club: the “Classic” costs 5.95 dollars per month or 57.95 dollars per year; the “Turbo” costs $ 11.95 per month or $ 85.95 per year; and the “Extravagant” is the most expensive, $ 19.95 per month or $ 129.95 per year. You get a certain amount of Robux daily depending on your subscription level.
Are there parental controls in Roblox?
Roblox offers controls that allow parents to restrict how children can interact on the site. You can control if children can be contacted, who can send messages to them, and who can chat with them, and do some other things in the contact settings. To enable these settings, add your email address to your child’s account and create a PIN (number key) that prevents children from changing settings again.
Controls are optional and children of any age can create a Roblox account without parental restrictions. In the accounts of children under 13, Roblox sets the most stringent settings by default, but the child could change them if the parents have not created a PIN.