Wizard101 Is A Safe
Game for Kids!

  
"It's great to see kids getting so excited and involved in a game that, as a teacher, I can feel good about recommending for play."
Amy Gonzalez, English Teacher, Austin Independent School District

An Important Note

 
 
 
 

While developing Wizard101, we realized the style and content of the game would appeal to all ages, and wanted to ensure it was a safe game for kids. As a result of our young audience, we decided to incorporate safeguards that make online play in our magician games a generally safe and positive experience (especially when dealing with other players).

Below, you can read about some of the features and functions we have placed in the game in order to create a safe game for kids. By creating a parent account, you are able to turn these features on or off and determine the acceptable level of safety for your children.

 
 
 
 

Menu Chat

 
 
 
 

As shown above, Wizard101 features a safe Menu Chat system that offers a wide range of pre-selected phrases, greetings and emotions that give players flexibility with in-game communication while keeping exchanges safe and family-friendly.

 
 
 
 

Pre-Generated Player Names

 
 
 
 

As shown above, all player names are selected from pre-configured lists that allow a player to choose a name from thousands of potential combinations. A player can choose a name that reflects his/her individuality but not one that is inappropriate or reveals too much personal information.

 
 
 
 

Parental Controls

 
 
 
 
In the "My Accounts" account management settings we have included Parental Controls which allow the parent to set a password that only you know, which restricts access to your credit card information. These Parental Controls also allow you to manage your child's account settings such as the ability to chat with other players.

We encourage all parents to enable the Parental Control Password as it will prevent your child from making purchases without your knowledge.
 
 
 
 

Moderated Message Boards

 
 
 
 

Our message boards have been designed to allow players to exchange game information and experiences, ask questions about the game, and generally socialize with other players. To ensure all interactions are safe, we have a team of moderators overseeing all message board activity. They review, edit, and sometimes delete inappropriate messages so the message board discussions stay safe and on track.

Our message board review system was designed to filter inappropriate language, topics, and players’ personal information before messages are posted. We will remain diligent in these efforts to ensure the message boards remain constructive, fun, and safe for players of all ages.

 
 
 
 
To learn more about keeping your child safe online, here is a list of articles and websites that will encourage discussion and provide more tips and information.
  1. Children Online
  2. FBI's Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
  3. FTC's OnGuard Online
  4. Get Safe Online
  5. FEMA for Kids
  6. Google Tips for Online Safety
  7. Connect Safely
There's also an online consciousness contract that you and your family can sign to help with awareness and behaviors online. This contract is located at The Parent / Child Digital Consciousness Contract