Minecraft is a fun and highly addictive game, popular with both kids and adults. When in “creative mode” it’s like playing with virtual Legos. There are lots of techie details about servers & seeds you can research further, but here are some simple things to look out for:
- Minecraft YouTube videos sometimes contain profanity in the commentary, and ideas on how to bully other players. Pre-screening the videos is a good idea.
- Search for “profanity free minecraft servers” if your child wants to play on a public, multi-player server.
- If you have some technical ability, set up your own private Minecraft server, where you can play among select friends and family.
- The game does contain some pretty benign zombie-type monsters and trolls.
- If your child enjoys multi-player games, teach them to keep the chat window closed. Minecraft for mobile devices is single player only.
- It is a really addictive game, so establish time limits in advance.