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Parental Controls: Discord

Discord is a popular communication platform, particularly among gamers and online communities. While it offers a range of features for communication and social interaction, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure a safe and responsible experience for their children.


Parental Guide Outline

This comprehensive toolkit provides you with step-by-step instructions and strategies to set up effective parental controls on your child’s Discord account.

  • The Importance of Discord Safety for Children
  • Recognizing Potential Risks and Challenges
  • Benefits of Setting Parental Controls
  • Step 1: Create a Parent/Guardian Account:
    • Create Your Own Discord Account if You Don’t Have One
    • Link Your Account to Your Child’s Account
  • Step 2: Set Privacy Settings:
    • Adjust Privacy Settings to Control Who Can Contact Your Child
    • Restrict Friend Requests to Approved Users Only
  • Step 3: Control Direct Messages:
    • Limit Who Can Send Direct Messages to Your Child
    • Set Up a Safe Friend Request System
  • Step 4: Manage Server Invites:
    • Control Who Can Invite Your Child to Servers
    • Approve or Block Server Invites
  • Step 5: Server Activity Monitoring:
    • Regularly Check the Servers Your Child Is a Part Of
  • Educate on Safe Sharing: Teach Your Child About Sharing Personal Information Safely
  • In-App Reporting: Teach Your Child How to Report Inappropriate Content or Behavior
  • Server Exploration: Explore Servers Your Child Wants to Join Together
  • Content Review: Review Server Topics, Rules, and Member Interactions
  • Set Communication Rules: Establish Clear Guidelines for Chat and Voice Interaction
  • Encourage Reporting: Foster a Trusting Environment for Reporting Any Concerns
  • Discord’s Safety Hub: Access Safety Guides and Tips for Parents
  • Online Safety Workshops: Participate in Workshops on Online Safety
  • [Scenario 1: Adjusting Privacy Settings for Safer Interactions]
  • [Scenario 2: Reviewing and Approving Server Invitations]
  • Periodic Review: Regularly Review and Adjust Parental Controls
  • Stay Informed: Keep Up with Discord Updates and New Features

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