ROBLOX Users Can Now “Age Up”

April

27, 2012

by Sairam Venugopal


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Age Change ScreenshotYou asked and we delivered: ROBLOX users can now set their date of birth on the ROBLOX website. This is an important feature because it allows users to take advantage of social features when they turn 13, while still keeping us in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA).

If you haven’t already set your date of birth on your ROBLOX account, we encourage you to do so now. Here’s how it works.

Set Age/Date of Birth

Date of Birth Interface Screenshot

To set your date of birth, simply log into your ROBLOX account and use the interface, shown above, on the Account page. There are some special requirements, however, when you set your age under 13 or “age up” to 13+.

Change Age (Under 13)

Parent's Verification Interface

ROBLOX users who are under 13 must have their parent(s) change their date of birth. This requires that a parent’s email address be filed on their account so the parent can verify the change. Privacy Mode will be enabled on the account until disabled by a parent.

Users who have not provided their parent’s email address can enter it, along with their account password, when prompted on the Account page.

“Age Up” to 13+

Existing ROBLOX users who have turned 13 since joining ROBLOX can ask their parents to “age up” their accounts and enable the Free Text Experience, which allows users to chat, send private messages, participate in the forums and post comments. They can then select their chat, party, follow and private message preferences on the Account page.

Users who have not provided their parent’s email address can enter it, along with their account password, when prompted on the Account page.

ROBLOX takes the safety of our users seriously and is in compliance with COPPA. More information regarding ROBLOX’s Privacy Mode can be found here.