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Minimum age according to Minecraft
10+ Minimum age according to Minecraft

What is Minecraft?

Minecraft is a virtual building game that allows players to build with a variety of blocks in a 3D environment to create their own world. It is an open world or sandbox game, meaning that players have the ability to create, modify or destroy their environments and they are free to choose how they play the game. Other activities include exploration, resource gathering, crafting objects or items and combat with other players. Players can interact with other players in the Minecraft world and use online chat. In-app purchasing is also available.

Website: minecraft.net

Apps: Android app, Apple iOS app

How do people use Minecraft?

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use online games like Minecraft.

Minecraft is used for: gaming, in-app purchasing, messaging/online chat, online relationships, screen capture and voice chat.

Third party voice chat apps are also commonly used by players of Minecraft to allow them to talk to one another.

How can you mute, block or report someone?

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How can you protect your personal information?

These links are provided by Minecraft:

Key safety links

These links are provided by Minecraft:

  • Support Centre 
    Provides a range of general help, safety and security information.  
  • Stay Safe 
    Safety tips to help you stay safe while playing Minecraft on Xbox.    
  • Terms and conditions 
    Provides information on what is expected from you in order to use and play Minecraft. 
  • Privacy statement 
    Outlines Microsoft’s privacy policy including the information they collect and how they use your data.

Last updated: 04/06/2024

The eSafety Guide helps you find out how to protect your personal information and report harmful content on common social media, games, apps and sites. Entries are for information only and are not reviews or endorsements by eSafety. Before choosing to use any online service or platform it’s best to:

  • do your own research to understand the risks and benefits
  • check the age rating and requirements
  • consider privacy
  • check the permissions and other settings
  • check the in-app reporting options.

If you are a parent or carer who is deciding whether a child should be allowed to use an online service or platform, you can also:

  • consider your child's readiness for the types of content and experiences they might encounter
  • help them understand what to do if they need help
  • provide ongoing support and monitoring, for example through regular check-ins with your child
  • agree to some rules about use of each service or platform.

To find out more, you can read the App checklist for parents, as well as information about parental controls in social media, games and apps and mental wellbeing resources for families.