At this point, parents need to decide what kind of environment they would like to see for their kids. If they are hoping to simply play one of the many different games on the platform they can simply scroll through the list and select a game. If they are looking for a way to talk with their children, however, they should simply open up a chat room on their platform. Roblox offers four different rooms which parents can choose from. Depending on the age of the child, they can either adopt an account and chat live, communicate by email or video, or talk on the phone.
Since I am unfamiliar with most of Roblox’s gaming platforms, I decided to speak to a customer service representative about the chat feature. My interaction with the customer service person was both enlightening and frustrating. First off, she explained to me that Roblox chat is not tied to a particular IP address. Because of this, it is entirely possible for users on the opposite side of the world to be chatting with the same person while on opposite sides of the globe. Roblox makes it possible for parents to set a limit as to how many times their kids can use each room, and if they exceed that limit they are blocked from using the chat feature.
Another thing I learned was that Roblox limits the amount of time kids can play video games. They state on their website that their goal is to give kids a wide selection of games and fun activities. Roblox also stresses that they don’t want kids playing games that are too violent or feature inappropriate content. They also don’t want kids playing games that are too mature in content. Roblox limits the amount of time kids can spend in each room as well.
In my view, the reason Roblox is so popular is because it caters to both older as well as younger audiences. The only concern I have is with their account restrictions. While I know there are some that I would rather not be in, I have found that I am quite happy to be a part of them. Roblox is a great way for kids to get interacting with each other and having an outlet for creativity in a fun way. It has also attracted me to their creative play items which are always changing and evolving and which I enjoy playing every time.