Minecraft is a game that lets you build and create a virtual world using building blocks. Other activities include using the multiplayer function to explore the worlds created by other users and to combat, chat and play with them. Minecraft has a PEG age rating of 7+
To play in multiplayer mode you need to set up an Xbox Live account. Children under 13 need parental permission to set up an account and by default all these accounts have multiplayer mode and the chat function disabled. We would still recommend checking the settings for kids over the age of 13.
There are also family-friendly servers that are moderated by volunteers who help report inappropriate content on the app that parents and carers should look out for.
You can turn off the chat function in settings but you can’t make your account private from within the game. You can access other privacy settings through your Xbox Live account.
Minecraft does not share your location.
There are family-friendly servers that are moderated by volunteers who help report inappropriate content on the app. Parents and carers have to find these servers themselves and there’s no further information about this on the Minecraft website.
If the chat function is switched on, your child could come across negative comments or language that might upset them.