RESOURCES LIBRARY

Downloads, reports, white papers, and more involving player safety and fair play experiences in gaming and Esports.

RESOURCES LIBRARY

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:

  • Password Stealers
  • Phishing Tools
  • Keyloggers
  • Unwanted File Downloaders

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:

  • Chat activities amongst players, publicly and privately
  • The impact of community guidelines on player behaviors
  • How effective chat moderation is in reducing harms
  • What role extremism, sexism, and other forms of hate and harassment have on communities

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:

  • Report harms as you see them
  • Join and support servers that value player safety
  • Collaborate with staff to foster a healthy community
  • Remember: You are not alone

Data from the "Hate is No Game" Report by the ADL

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.

  • What motivates a Minecraft server owner?
  • What is the target age-range for players?
  • What toxic and harmful behaviors are frequently experienced?
  • What player safety measures are in place?
  • Privacy Regulation Compliance

Report Created in Partnership with DedicatedMC

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:

  • Prevention
  • Mitigation
  • Information, Education, and Awareness
  • Encouragement

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.

ABOUT US

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. 


PROACTIVE

INTERVENTION

Address the source of severe transgressions before they happen, driving prevention at-scale and fostering more positive experiences and interactions.


PLAYER

CENTERED

Empower players to share their preferences to deliver compatible experiences, protect their gameplay, and cultivate accountability with transparency.


TRUST AND

SAFETY

Design focused on addressing content, conduct, and contact risks, data minimization & transparency, and compliance with evolving regulatory standards.

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