Our #1 priority is providing a safe, hassle-free experience where your kids can join Minecraft so they can learn and have fun without being physically present.
Common Questions and Answers
Q: My son/daughter plays Minecraft and would like more interaction with kids in a safe environment. Can they join?
A: Absolutely. We will be sending out notifications by email when the next play date is scheduled. That way you can get set up ahead of time and focus on playing the game instead of retrieving passwords.
Q: Do parents need to be with their kids while the community build is happening?
A: It is strongly encouraged that you are present during the session in case your kid starts expressing undesirable behaviors or language. It’s important to be accessible during each session to ensure they get connected and are able to rejoin if they get disconnected.
Q: How many players are on at the same time?
A: Right now we are keeping the number of players for each session below 20.
Q: What is the typical age for someone who will be participating in a community build?
A: The community was designed for kids 12 and younger. Parents must sign their kids up and help them get started. Only players who serve on Harry’s PTO or have been approved ahead of time will be allowed in.
Q: Are webcams mandatory for participating?
A: Yes. It’s important that a webcam is used for participation to ensure the player is who they say they are and not hiding behind a screen for safety reasons.
Q: Are you recording each session?
A: No. There is no recording performed by the host. Screenshots, video screen capture, and recording of any kind are not allowed.
Q: What will be the focus of each play session?
A: Good question. I am brainstorming themes. All ideas are welcome. The purpose of these play times are to cooperate in build living environments that promote resourcefulness, collaboration, and kindness.
Q: I’m concerned about the language some kids use when playing Minecraft and from what I see on YouTube. How will you supervise this?
A: Vulgar language is intolerable. In fact, Harry’s first rule is “Don’t say bad things.” Violators will be removed and blacklisted.
Q: If I wanted to set up a private Minecraft server for my son, daughter, or school, what is the best way to go about it?
A: Become a member of the Patreon website at the parent or teacher level. You will receive the instructions on how to do this using the least amount of money and time.
Q: Which is the best computer or laptop to buy for my son or daughter to play Minecraft?
A: Good question. This type of support is available for the parent or teacher members.
Consider these resources:
Virtual Learning Turning Kids in Zoomies
St. Louis Children’s Hospital: Eye Health for Kids
Social Learning with a Six-Year-Old
101 Ways to Teach Kids About Technology
Eight Things They Don’t Teach You in Kindergarten