Ways in which your child might be vulnerable and cyberbullying on Minecraft.
Your child could post their name, address or other personal information on the chat. This may be picked up by staff on online servers and be deleted. However, there may be the chance of people being able to see this before it is removed.
Cyberbullying can take place through games like minecraft when in multiplayer mode. Cyberbullying on Minecraft often takes the form of ‘griefing’ which means a player deliberately antagonising or harassing other players and disrupting gameplay. In Minecraft, this might involve stealing other players’ resources, cheating and killing other players.
Other common forms of cyberbullying on Minecraft include kicking other players off the server and intentionally trying to upset other players during multiplayer games. This is known as ‘trolling’.
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