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Hamish63_Dad
Level 25 : Expert Miner
Hi, I am hoping that someone can help me... my 10yr old son loves playing minecraft and has been reasonably content playing his own game... of late, the requests to play online have been growing - which my wife and I have always said 'no'. Over the weekend I set him up on a server (almost accidentally - while trying to setup a mod for him) which I though was simply 'playing the game with others' but much to our horror we found out that the server has txt capabilities... is there a server out there which does not allow txt? or even better that has an administrator overseeing conduct also? We are concerned about the usual parental issues.. any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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  • whitelily36
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 18, 2014, 6:37 am
I know this is an old post but I'm sure parents are continuing to have this problem.  I'm the parent of an 8 and 12 year old and I know finding an appropriate server can be a real hassle!  Many are filled with bullies or foul language, or just poorly run.  I recommend finding a small server and check that there are staff in-game a lot.  Check out its forum and see how bans and drama are being dealt with too.  Make sure you educate your child about cyber safety and make sure the computer is out in view and you can look at the chat every now and then to check its appropriateness.  When I finally found a good server I ended up playing more than my children and became an admin and co-owner of it :P.  You can check out our server using the IP: join.cfew.us, our server name is Clownfish's Everyone Is Welcome Minecraft Server (CFEW).  Good luck to all parents looking for a safe and fun server for their children :).  The rewards that come with finding a good server make the search worth it btw!
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  • sa5mmm
  • Level 25
  • Expert Zombie
  • March 18, 2014, 9:57 am
Hey guys,
I'm here in regards to telling all of you looking for a family friendly server to come check out Minecraft G. A server list where each server gets rated before they can get on the list. The main requirement of servers making it on the list is the precense of a chat filter and what words/phrases are blocked by it. At the time of this post only 2 servers are on the list (It takes time to rate each server.) But I'd like everyone's input, and help to try to make Minecraft G a helpful spot for all parents to find a Family Friendly Server to play on. The website is http://MinecraftGeneral.enjin.com/ if you have further questions or want to help you can email me at [email protected] 

Thanks for taking the time to look into Minecraft G!
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  • logan08
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 26, 2013, 12:22 pm
holy cow other people are having the same problem. I am looking for a server my 8 year old can play on and build and play with others without them killing or stealing his stuff. we are constantly finding we spend 1/2 day looking for servers that look right then we get on and he is unable to build or find anyone. I did try the intercraften but they have confirmed my email but have not gotten back to us. try telling an 8 year old that.I did read through and jotted down some IP's we will try tonight but any help would be appreciated!!.I bet my employer thinks I have a thing for minecraft I get little work done and and I am constantly searching for minecraft topics. Thanx ..."frustrated dad"
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  • aguane
  • Level 20
  • Expert Pixel Painter
  • September 27, 2013, 7:32 am
Have you tried Blocklandia? We're a group of parents that didn't like the other options out there. We have a strict chat filter that doesn't let swearing through and we constantly work with our player base to help them find respectful ways to talk through issues or problems they have when they come up (most of our players are in the 8 to 12 year old range, so they need a little help sometimes with remembering how to be respectful in an argument).
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  • ChrisElmore
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Hunter
  • June 9, 2013, 1:13 pm
Hello, I'm the owner of a family friendly server called "Forus Minecraft Server", We would be delighted for your son to come onto our server, If you want more information on our server here is a page we have on Planet Minecraft http://www.planetminecraft.com/server/for-us-minecraft-server/
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put the ip i need this server for my 7year old cousing
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  • ChrisElmore
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Hunter
  • March 6, 2014, 2:46 pm
mc.darkwolfgames.net
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  • MommyHat
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Warrior
  • May 19, 2013, 8:15 am
I know this is an older post, but in case someone else comes across here with the same question, I wanted to share that my 9 year old daughter and I play on super-earth.net together.
After searching for one with high standards for being a friendly and safe place. I found that the moderators there on staff are very vigilant about monitoring the conduct of the players. Ultimately this is the one we really love.
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  • 55ee2
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • August 31, 2012, 2:30 pm
im not sure if ur still looking for this cuz it was 8 months ago but with 1.3 u can block the chat in the pause menu under Chat Setings so u cant see it.
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  • thom011
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Architect
  • July 19, 2012, 2:15 am
I know an incredibly good kids server. Its called intercraften. there is no rude language or killing or stealing, it is incredibly friendly and well staffed and very fun. go to intercrften.org to become on the list. there is no fee to join.
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  • Rokki
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Dragon
  • December 11, 2011, 3:14 pm
I know of a pretty good server I'm a admin on it you can't stop people from using language but you can make them stop this but as an admin. I'll kick players if they use language i'm pretty sure there is a command like /mute [player] and then you cant hear them but the server is pretty good the IP is [next line] IP: TheEamCrew.maxgree.com:25584
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  • Hamish63_Dad
  • Level 25
  • Expert Miner
  • December 11, 2011, 2:07 pm
Hi, thankyou for the quick responses... would it be possible to have my son connect to a server but ask for the admin to 'mute' him so that he cannot 'chat' or see txt? I do like the idea of a fulltime admin who can oversee the play, do these servers charge a joining fee then?
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  • BloxChief117
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Ranger
  • June 19, 2013, 4:24 pm
Just go to the settings, multiplayer settings, and make Chat hidden :/
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  • PaladinPinto
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Ranger
  • December 11, 2011, 2:20 pm
Most, if not all, servers do not charge a joining fee. The only way money gets involved is when donating. Some servers will give you a higher rank if you have donated. The higer rank is not really needed though. Nice mute" idea, but you still might be able to see the other players' comments... As the other posts say a highly moderated server with strict rules would probably be the best answer for your problem.
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  • Hamish63_Dad
  • Level 25
  • Expert Miner
  • December 11, 2011, 2:54 pm
Thanks so much, where would I be able to find a selecting of 'highly moderated servers with strict rules"? Or would you suggest I start a small server of his own for 3 or 4 school friends?
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  • PaladinPinto
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Ranger
  • December 11, 2011, 3:06 pm
Sadly what I described as a server is a little hard to find. You could try private messaging some of the more popular server owners asking them if there server is child appropriate and what kind of rules the moderaters inforce. If the server is well known the owner will probably try to keep the slate clean and make it appropriate for all ages which is what you want. What you mentioned of starting a server for just your son and his friends is probably the best idea. I would recommend doing that first.
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  • BetaMaster2
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Architect
  • December 11, 2011, 3:00 pm
Hello, We can mute your son, but I dont think we cna make it so he cant see chat. We have moderators on almost 24/7 (Like myself) But, somepeople may curse, but they get kicked/banned for doing it. We are working on a language filter though. The IP is: 24.44.210.35

You cna come on without your son to see what you think of the server. IF yo uthink is aproeate for your son. Alos, maybe if you bought a second minecraft account, you could also me a moderator on the server and play with your son :-)
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  • Rokki
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Dragon
  • December 11, 2011, 3:21 pm
I know how to make a server that your son can run its a simple download im young like your son and I do two things one I own a server and its pretty private =D and also if your son wants to make his own that is also possible if he has a few friends it will make a nice small community, maby a town but if your son wants to join my server then yaaaa, I dont want to tell you the IP on this maby some thing more private like a PM so just tell me if you like my idea, my server is Hamachi. Its up around this time im usualy on with my 11,12,13 year old friends. So please respond, i think your being a great dad =D
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  • PaladinPinto
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Ranger
  • December 11, 2011, 3:11 pm
The forums on planet minecraft could probably get you some more input if needed!
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Simple! Just go to multiplayer>Chat settings> Show chat:None!
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@blockcreators a year ago that wasn't in the game :P
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  • HuskerGirlKC
  • Level 48
  • Master Princess
  • December 11, 2011, 2:03 pm
Hamish63_Dad,
Thanks for looking after your son. Many of those who are writing bad things in the servers are the 10-year old kids themselves. I can't say that my server is perfect, but I know it's safer than most. I have a censor that blocks inappropriate words and I demand that players show respect to each other while they are on my server. I can't guarantee the actions of all the players when I am not there, but another admin and myself do our best to regulate what goes on. Feel free to come on yourself and play for a while if you would like to see.
If it's any help, we do have a somewhat younger community on my server. I'd say the median age is 11 or 12. Feel free to message me if you have any other questions. I hope you can find a place you feel comfortable having your son play.
Here is my server IP: 173.224.125.16:26365 and you can check out our website at www.MinecraftParadise.com
-HuskerGirlKC
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  • Hamish63_Dad
  • Level 25
  • Expert Miner
  • December 11, 2011, 2:17 pm
Thankyou, with your censor.. does it block all inappropriate language ie swearing or sexual language? and is it possible to 'mute' a user name? ie my son.. I think that I would be comfortable with him playing online without 'chatting' as I really think at 10 he is too young for unsupervised play - thoughts?
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Hey, I am the other admin she was speaking of, it is indeed possible to mute a username on our server so they can't talk, but as the system exists it is not possible to make it go both ways, where both the user and others can't see each other. We could ensure that your son wouldn't be able to talk, but couldn't make it so others cant speak to him unfortunately, but that could be maybe something we could look into, it may exist as a serverside mod or a clientside mod. Minecraft is a great experience, but I understand your concern about the community, we try to keep it clean as best we can though. I do encourage you to get on the server and see it yourself to see if it is the right fit for your son. We could give you a tour.
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  • Hamish63_Dad
  • Level 25
  • Expert Miner
  • December 11, 2011, 3:37 pm
Thankyou, this sounds like the best idea.. having my son muted would definitely put me more at ease. How can we arrange this? and a tour would be great - as I must admit am not fully across what the whole online minecraft experience opens up to my son.. I recognise that offers a lot of potential but being a parent I'm wary of the usual.. please let me know next step. Thankyou
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I'm terrible at using this site, but I think PMs exist, so you can drop me one if you want to about arranging a time. I am also available on Skype to talk, whenever you want a tour is fine, I'm good for tonight or sometime during the week, I lucked out and don't have many finals to worry about.
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  • MonsterCWP
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Architect
  • December 11, 2011, 2:02 pm
if by txt you mean chat, there's no way you can keep your kid from seeing the chat. The best you should hope for is a server that has admins on most of the time and a no swearing/inappropriate chat allowed. On some servers, people are muted for swearing or saying inappropriate things. I would suggest going for those.
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sir their is tons of servers that are kid friendly thier isn't going to be one without txt and any good running server has many moderators
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