INFOGRAPHIC: THE RISKS OF SUSPICIOUS MODS
According to Kaspersky, Minecraft is the #1 game for distributed malware
Players all around the world love the long history of incredible customizability in Minecraft. They can change up their gameplay entirely by adding new mobs, blocks, and tools, or even download game exploits like hacks and cheats to give themselves a competitive advantage.
Kaspersky looked at malware in 2021-2022 to see what games were most often targeted, and Minecrafters took the top spot with malware including:
CASE STUDY: BREAKING THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF HATE
A look at how Minecraft servers manage extremism and harassment
We worked closely with the Anti-Defamation League, Take This, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and three fantastic third-party Minecraft servers with thousands of players and around 1.5 million chat messages to identify challenges in moderation and opportunities for improvements.
This case study observes activities relating to Minecraft multiplayer moderation, including:
INFOGRAPHIC: PLAYING SAFE ON MINECRAFT SERVERS
Research from the “Hate is No Game” report by the Anti-Defamation League
Do you want to have more safe fun on Minecraft Servers or other online communities you join? Follow these tips from GamerSafer based on a report from the ADL!
This infographic shares 4 tips for Minecraft players with other helpful comments:
BLOCKED WORDS LIST FOR REGEX CHAT FILTERS
A quick list to help you get your Minecraft chat filter plugins setup
This CSV file includes hundreds of words commonly used to harass, bully, or discriminate against other players. It also includes terms generally considered offensive or “adult language”. You can plug this list into your regex chat filter plugin on your MInecraft server.
Note: This list contains some highly offensive and triggering words that may be uncomfortable for some people to see. Please use this list wisely.
MINECRAFT COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES
Survey Results from Minecraft Server Owners in May 2021
A wide variety of Minecraft server owners were surveyed to identify community management challenges, behavior risks, common rule-breaking experienced, and player safety measures.
This report describes five main areas of results, and will be reviewed at the May 21st, 2021 GamerSafer Discord Webinar.
PROACTIVE PROTECTIONS WITHIN GAMES
A hierarchy of measures for player safety and well-being
We made this Hierarchy of Measures to promote protective strategies and measures within online games. The purpose of these tiers is to help prioritize, implement, and understand the effectiveness of measures that enable a player’s well-being and safety. The hierarchy looks at four tiers of strategies for player safety, including:
HOW GAMERSAFER WORKS
Step 1 – User securely links their Game Account with their GamerSafer Profile via the app.
Step 2 – When a player logs into the game their account is verified as existing within the GamerSafer Database.
Step 3 – The player will be prompted by the game to authenticate using the GamerSafer App, similar to 2FA.
Step 4 – Access and permissions are automatically granted based on your game’s uniquely defined needs and the preferences of the player.
Our vision is to scale online safety, positive and fair play experiences to millions of players worldwide.
We build safety tools for the gaming and Esports industry to enable proactive intervention, promote a player-centric approach, and cultivate integrity and trust.
Address the source of severe transgressions before they happen, driving prevention at-scale and fostering more positive experiences and interactions.
Empower players to share their preferences to deliver compatible experiences, protect their gameplay, and cultivate accountability with transparency.
Design focused on addressing content, conduct, and contact risks, data minimization & transparency, and compliance with evolving regulatory standards.