Ensuring Safe Minecraft Adventures: A Guide for Parents

We want our kids to enjoy playing with their friends in Minecraft, but we also want to keep them safe. Below are some valuable insights and practical tips to help parents ensure their child’s safety on Minecraft servers. We are also excited to announce our partnership with MC Playdates, a trusted platform dedicated to creating a secure and enjoyable Minecraft environment for children.

Educating Yourself on Minecraft Safety

Familiarize yourself with Minecraft’s multiplayer features and potential online risks. This knowledge will empower you to guide and protect your child effectively.  Here is a great article from Common Sense Media to get you started.

Open Communication

Foster open and ongoing conversations with your child about online safety, encouraging them to share their experiences and concerns while playing Minecraft.

Establishing Boundaries

Set clear guidelines with your child regarding appropriate behavior, personal information sharing, and interactions with others on Minecraft servers. Reinforce the importance of respect and encourage reporting any concerning or inappropriate behavior.

Server Selection

Help your child choose reputable Minecraft servers with active moderation and a strong emphasis on safety. Research server options together and read reviews from fellow parents to make informed decisions.

If you are looking for a good place to start, I would recommend MC Playdates.  This company was started by a husband and wife team that were inspired by their son’s love of Minecraft and wanted to find a safe way for him to play with his friends.  Their secure Minecraft server environment includes advanced parental controls and cross-device compatibility. You can manage playtimes, control durations, and regulate player interactions. These comprehensive features ensure a safe and controlled gaming experience.

Code2Discover has partnered with MC Playdates to allow you to get 35% off your first 3 months with promo code CODE2DISCOVER.  Simply go to the following link and use the promo code at checkout. (https://mcplaydates.com/a/Code2Discover

We know your child’s online safety is a top priority. By implementing the tips provided in this article and leveraging the secure Minecraft server platform offered by MC Playdates, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable Minecraft experience for your child. 


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About the author: Shawn D. Walk is the owner of Create2Discover, a business dedicated to helping students discover their ability to create and shape the world around them through creating things. He has been teaching technology, coding, and 21st century skills for nearly 15 years. He is a certified elementary teacher in PA and has a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. He is also a previous owner of an educational technology company that pioneered using Minecraft as an educational tool in the Pittsburgh region. His goal is to help kids learn the skills they need in today’s world, but also help them believe they can be the creators of new technology instead of simply consuming it.

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