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Topic # 230441 23-Feb-2018 19:44
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My daughter (10) is plays minecraft bedwars server pc version and I try to check on comments between her and the other players but it’s getting a bit challenging to check over her shoulder, is there a way of quietly reading/ checking on these another way. I have had numerous discussions on keeping safe online but did read a few things over her shoulder tonight that I want to check on, she is starting to be a bit allusive as she gets older...appreciate any advice fellow parents 🙂

Oh and this week she is asking to play roadblox...

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  Reply # 1963188 23-Feb-2018 20:30
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I think avoid Roblox at such a young age unless you completely disable chat. My girls (11 & 8) both still enjoy Animal Jam which has a parent portal where you can configure how your child can chat (off, pick words from list, safe chat).

Sorry I can’t help with the Minecraft question. Online games with chat are a real mine field and children are led right in by the popular YouTubers.

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  Reply # 1963195 23-Feb-2018 20:49
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I let my child on minecraft (pe). But only with his cousin. I set up their mixcrosoft Xbox accounts and made them friends and they can’t add anyone else.

The play with each other only - it’s the equivalent of a WiFi game.

That it set up your own server and only allow a small group of her friends.




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  Reply # 1963303 24-Feb-2018 09:22
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  Reply # 1963306 24-Feb-2018 09:26
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Geektress: My daughter (10) is plays minecraft bedwars server pc version and I try to check on comments between her and the other players but it’s getting a bit challenging to check over her shoulder, is there a way of quietly reading/ checking on these another way. I have had numerous discussions on keeping safe online but did read a few things over her shoulder tonight that I want to check on, she is starting to be a bit allusive as she gets older...appreciate any advice fellow parents 🙂

Oh and this week she is asking to play roadblox...


Maybe don’t bother I never had my parents watch what I did online and I turned out ok..
Save yourself the unnecessary effort.

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  Reply # 1963310 24-Feb-2018 09:35
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Starscream122: 

Maybe don’t bother I never had my parents watch what I did online and I turned out ok..
Save yourself the unnecessary effort.

 

Completely disagree with this.

 

How do you know what is best for someone else's child?

 

In my opinion, the online world becomes more feral every day and a responsible parent appropriately manages their children's media diet and risks around all aspects of their child's lives. If the OP asks feels the need to monitor their daughter's internet usage, who are we to question their judgment?

 

The OP asked for help with chat logging, not for parenting advise.





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  Reply # 1963312 24-Feb-2018 09:45
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BuffyNZ:

 

Starscream122: 

Maybe don’t bother I never had my parents watch what I did online and I turned out ok..
Save yourself the unnecessary effort.

 

Completely disagree with this.

 

How do you know what is best for someone else's child?

 

In my opinion, the online world becomes more feral every day and a responsible parent appropriately manages their children's media diet and risks around all aspects of their child's lives. If the OP asks feels the need to monitor their daughter's internet usage, who are we to question their judgment?

 

The OP asked for help with chat logging, not for parenting advise.

 

All parents are helicopter parents these day's. but I wouldn't know what's best. I'm not a parent and would never want to be one!


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  Reply # 1963316 24-Feb-2018 09:51
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Maybe don’t bother I never had my parents watch what I did online and I turned out ok..
Save yourself the unnecessary effort.

 

This is the *worst* advice I have seen given on an online forum in years! 

 

The internet is a way way more dangerous place for kids than it would have been 10 years ago. It's now the preferred way to bully and is so much worse than person to person.

 

I heard this saying the other day and thought it very true. 

 

I was a great parent, full of great ideals and ideas. Then I had kids.




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  Reply # 1964066 25-Feb-2018 21:21
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Thanks Buffynz and davidcole for a few different options to look at, I had a go at looking at the logs but couldn’t open them so might just try and talk to her again about being safe. I do have a synology drive which I think I could use to set up a server so that might be an option otherwise might downgrade her to a locked down pe version. Thanks again for the help.

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