We disable players Chat mode for reasons relating to the safety of individuals and the community on Adventure Academy. Some examples as to why a player's Chat would be disabled are:
- Attempting to bypass the Chat filter.
- Attempting to exchange personal information such as age, grade, full name, phone number, address, email, school name, and social media usernames.
- Attempting to exchange usernames for online games other than Adventure Academy.
- Vulgar, violent, or otherwise inappropriate language.
- Bullying, harassing, and trolling other players.
- Impersonating a Community Moderator or employee of Adventure Academy.
- Chatting about topics that are not considered appropriate for all age groups (3rd grade to 8th grade). Chat should be used to play and learn with other players. However, Adventure Academy is not a place to discuss personal topics such as family turmoil and self-harm.
- If you are in crisis, please reach out to the proper resources for support. To speak with someone at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, please dial: 1-800-273-8255, or visit http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Our Chat system utilizes automated content-filters which are especially strict when it detects words and phrases that may violate our Chat rules. Repeated attempts to communicate filtered chat, or attempts to bypass the filter will result in a player having their Chat restricted by a Community Moderator.
Depending on the severity of the violation and prior chat history, a player’s Chat may be restricted at the discretion of moderators during play time. We also reserve the right to adjust Chat privileges to Limited Chat, or No Chat. Under special circumstances, we may also request parents contact us regarding their child's Chat violation and status.
In addition to automated content-filters, Adventure Academy employs a team of Community Moderators who review potentially inappropriate chat and take action on players.
Are you saying my child is a troublemaker?
Not necessarily! Sometimes, kids say things they shouldn’t, and part of the Adventure Academy experience is learning how to be safe online. For example, passing along a home address or phone number isn’t safe. We will disable Chat for players who try do this - not as a punishment, but to protect their safety and the safety of other kids.