Parent’s Guide

Parent’s Guide

Player safety is of utmost importance to Lifeboat Network. Old or young, we want those who choose to game with us to have a good time and be protected while doing it. Lifeboat does its best to go the extra mile to keep young players protected.

  1. We uphold Microsoft’s standards with privacy and online safety, including their community sift chat filter, Xbox family parental controls, and more. Please read about Xbox family safety procedures here.
  2. We work with a large staff of volunteer moderators to better filter what is happening on our servers.
  3. We store things like usernames and password hashes for login purposes only. We encourage your children to use a unique password for our services, and to not share this password with anyone except their parents. We never store actual passwords, only one-way encryptions of passwords that are used for logging in (learn more).

If you need to contact Lifeboat Network, we’re always available and happy to help at parents@lbsg.net.

We absolutely recommend limiting screen time for kids. Get your kids playing outside and playing with other kids and siblings.  We strive to make our servers as creative, interactive, and positive as possible, but screens should not dominate your child’s life. If your kid has become withdrawn, he or she might need some more IRL (In Real Life) activities.

We are your partner here and on your side, but be aware of what your kids are doing. So look over their shoulders. Especially with younger children, insist that they play in a common area of the house, and not off in their room. It’s great if your child is playing Minecraft, but it will be a much more memorable experience if they have some friends over to play Minecraft together.

The chat filter will only do so much, as it is possible to say nasty things with harmless words. So don’t assume that nothing harmful or bullying has gotten through. Watch for changes in your child’s mood.  If this happens, sit down and have a talk with him or her.  Find out why.