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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?

How can you protect your personal information?

Key safety links

  • 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: 04/03/2024