What is Roblox and is it safe for children?

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Roblox is a gaming platform where users can design and create their own games. They can create items to sell and earn ROBUX, the currency of ROBLOX. Users can use their imaginations to create whatever they want in their own games, the options are almost limitless.

In terms of userbase, Roblox has around 30 million active monthly players and 500,000 game creators. It can be players on a wide variety of devices including Android, IOS, PC and more.

Roblox was founded in 2004 and has steadily grown into one of the most popular gaming platforms in the world.

Is it safe for children to use Roblox?

Roblox asks for the children’s age when signing up and safe mode is automatically enabled for children of a certain age. This means the chat is automatically filtered for bad or offensive words.

Users of Roblox are provided with an easy to use and understand scripting language called Lua. If there’s a part of a game that is beyond the user’s skill level, then they can outsource that part to others, in exchange for Robux, the currency mentioned earlier.

Roblox are keen to police any issues arising and have dedicated staff to monitoring games on the site and acting as moderators for any issues arising.

What is great about Roblox, is it’s easy to use interface, allowing children as young as 8 or 9 to get started with the basics of game programming. These could well be the high caliber game developers of the future.

If you’re looking to learn how for Roblox scripting tutorials, there are various fan sites on the internet as well as the Roblox Wiki, where explanations and examples can be found of the Lua language in action.

For more information about Roblox, visit the links below:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roblox

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lua_(programming_language)

http://wiki.roblox.com/?title=Scripting

https://www.roblox.com/

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