ROBLOX is well known for it’s large fan-base and large influencer community, but then again, it is NOT safe from dangerous predators, groomers and hackers. This article is aimed at parents who are not convinced enough that ROBLOX can lead to their child being the reason their home network gets hacked.
Apart from the active Pedophiles (Some having a high following), ROBLOX has a big hacker community (Most having a high following), talking badly against them can result in one of their members engaging in targeted harassment towards your home network. even performing “DOX” and “DDOS” attacks. The best method we recommend is what people call “Cold Turkey”. Which means preventing your child from playing ROBLOX and therefore preventing exposure to COPPA violating influencers, Predators and Hackers.
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Methods to block your child from accessing the ROBLOX website (roblox.com)
Method 1: Block Via Router:
Some Routers have a URL filter that prevents any data exiting your home netowork from reaching
Method 2: Block Via DNS Server (Pi-Hole etc.):
If you use something like Pi-Hole setup on a Linux server or a Raspberry Pi, you can always go to the Admin Panel -> Blacklist and add the domain “roblox.com”
Method 3: ISP Complaint:
Many Internet Service Providers (Especially in India) will always listen to requests to block malicious and dangerous websites. File a complaint with them about “roblox.com” and list all the reasons we have specified above. to improve chances of success, have other parents in your locality file a complaint.
Method 4: Use IKYDZ Internet Control Online:
This app has proven to be very useful for parents controlling their children on the Internet, see their article on ROBLOX here
Disclaimer: We are NOT sponsored in any way with IKYDZ in any way. We just really recommend them.
Method 5: Use a Web Filter:
It doesn’t take someone like Bill Gates to set something up like this, in fact, if you are are dumb as Amir, yes you can do it too. Click here to learn how to setup a Web Filtering Policy
Do Your Part
Approach your local law makers, and push the idea to get Internet Service Providers to block dangerous games like these, so other parents don’t have to go through the same.
We don’t condone the use of roblox.com as it is a dangerous website.
Do what you think is best.
Written by Sanjeev Raman – Tech Support Hotline R&D Team
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