For some reasons, you may need to change your age in Roblox to be under 13 years old. As you know, the players who are under 13 years old will have limitations in using the Roblox chat feature. Even though Roblox does not specify a minimum age of the players, players under 13 will have the privacy settings.
As Roblox commits, they will always provide safety and privacy protection for the users. For this reason and also based on COPPA regulations, Roblox users under 13 years old cannot change their age settings in Roblox. It means that the privacy settings will automatically update to 13 or older on the user’s 13th birthday.
Can You Change Your Age to Be Under 13 in Roblox?
If you try to change your age in Roblox to be under 13, you will get a pop up window that says ‘Changing your birthday to under age 13 cannot be un-done. Are you sure you want to continue?’. It means that you cannot change your age back to 13 or older.
By changing your age under 13 will also enable the Privacy Mode. This mode will not let the users to take chat and edit features as well as forum discussion. Then, after the users get 13 years old or provide parental permission, they can have an option to disable the privacy mode.
Furthermore, the users under 13 years old will not be able to post any of the online chat, read or send personal messages, join the forums, edit any free-text fields or also free chat. If the users want to join forum discussions, they may need to get out of privacy mode into menu chat mode.
The users under 13 years old will be under the parent protections. In this case, parents will have a right to control, set or also edit their controls to their account anytime. So, if you’re under 13 years old and want to change your birthdate to be older, you can go to your parents.
After you get into menu chat mode, you should be careful with any personal information that you may provide in forum posts and on-site messages. In the case of providing your personal information, it may put you at risk, as any hackers may attempt to steal your personal information.
Why Does Roblox Place Under 13 Users in Privacy Mode?
Roblox commits to always promote the educational benefits of curiosity, building and also designing that are appropriate for anyone who can navigate through a game. However, such an open approach in practice can cause some risks especially to kids under 13 years old.
In fact, Roblox has a number of safety precautions, but it remains a target of people with less than good intentions. Since Roblox offers the potential learning method, Common Sense Media assesses its worth for Roblox users under 13 years old.
Moreover, Roblox also urges the parents to help their kids protect themselves by turning off the privacy settings. The parents should also teach them how to recognize the methods that are used by online predators to win their kid’s trust and may also exploit them. Furthermore, the parent should also teach them how to report any bad behaviour and block bad users.
How to Turn On Roblox Privacy Mode?
As a parent, you need to enable the privacy mode in Roblox if your kid is under 13 years old. To enable the Roblox privacy mode, you can ask your kid to log into their Roblox account, as only Roblox users can do it.
After logging into a Roblox account, you need to go to Account Settings by clicking the ‘Gear’ icon on the top right of your screen. In the ‘My Settings’ section, you need to click on the ‘Privacy’ option.
Here, you can review the options under Contact Settings and Other Settings. Make sure to choose No One or Friends or enable Account Restrictions for users at the age of 13 and older to have additional options. So, you can try to follow those steps to give your protection to your kid’s account.
How to Change Your Age If You Get 13 or Older?
As we’ve mentioned, when you are under 13, you cannot join forum discussion or chat. If you get 13 or older, you definitely can change your age to be more than 13 years old in order to enable some additional features that are prohibited for the age under 13.
So, here’s how to change your age to be more than 13 years old!
- First, go to Roblox and login with your account.
- Head towards your Roblox profile.
- Click on the ‘Gear’ icon to bring up your Roblox Settings.
- In the Settings, you will find your personal information such as your display name, username, password, phone number and email address.
- Then, click on the ‘Birthday’ option under the Personal section to change your birthdate.
- In this case, you can only change the year of birth, without changing your date of birth and birthday.
- Last, click on the ‘Save’ button to save your personal information changes.
Keep in mind, this way probably is not working, as Roblox terms and services.
How to Disable Roblox Privacy Mode?
After you change your age to be 13 years old or older, you may need to disable the privacy mode. By disabling this mode, you will be able to access chat features, join forums, and many more. So, here’s how to disable Roblox privacy mode!
- First, log into your Roblox account. Keep in mind, only users can disable the privacy mode.
- Once you are at your profile, you can click the ‘Manage Account’ link on your profile page.
- Then, choose the ‘Privacy Settings’ option.
- You can then switch your account to “Menu Chat Play” to turn off the privacy play mode.
Okay, you successfully disable the Privacy Mode and enjoy the chat feature and join the forum discussions.
Otherwise, if you’re under 13, you have to choose the “Verify Parent Email Address” link. Then, enter your parent’s email address in the text box. After your parent confirms your information and approves your privacy opt-out via email, you can then switch into menu chat play.
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