So let’s recap: the first way to protect your child from the Minecraft sex mod is: don’t let your child search Minecraft videos on YouTube by his or herself. Rather, if they are going to watch YouTube Minecraft videos, monitor them while they do so and only let them watch approved channels. DO NOT allow them to click related content, and consider only using the YouTube Kids app for this activity.
Now, on to the second way to protect your kids from the Minecraft sex mod — and REAL creepers (not fictional Minecraft creepers) trying to entice them through Minecraft. This is a SUPER important one, parents: TURN OFF CHAT IN MINECRAFT ON MOBILE DEVICES. If your kid plays Minecraft on Xbox or Wii, etc., you don’t need to worry about this. But, if your children play Minecraft on a mobile device like most kids do — using an iPad, a Kindle, or another phone or tablet, you need to disable the chat option so that other players (aka strangers) can’t contact them. Here is a helpful short article on how to do just that.
Finally, there’s one last way to protect your kids from predators on Minecraft and the Minecraft sex mod: DON’T LET THEM PLAY ON SERVERS WITH PEOPLE THEY DON’T KNOW. In other words, don’t let your kids play Minecraft with people with usernames you aren’t familiar with. My son plays either by himself or on a server with one of his two best friends, and THAT’S ALL. My daughter plays only by herself. Yep, your child can have TONS of fun playing Minecraft by themselves or ONLY with people they know. They are not going to miss out by not playing with complete strangers. Their lives are still going to be fully wonderful, even if they’re the ONLY ONES who aren’t doing it!
Moms and dads, according to a study published in Pediatrics, 42% of kids ages 10 to 17 have encountered porn online. 66% of those kids said the exposure was UNWANTED — they didn’t go looking for it, but it found them anyway.
This Minecraft sex mod is just one more way your child could easily stumble upon detrimental, inappropriate sexual content online. It is up to YOU AND ME to make sure that they don’t. So, please set these safety measures in place, and TALK to your Minecraft-playing child about staying SAFE and TELLING YOU right away about anything that ever becomes uncomfortable for them.
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