Roblox and meltdowns

Gwen - posted on 08/15/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Has anyone ever seen a correlation between Roblox and an increase in aggression or meltdowns, especially during or after playing it?

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JK - posted on 06/17/2014

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Gwen, I know you posted this in 2011, but I just had to reply to this b/c I found this post after doing a search for this EXACT SAME TOPIC! I was so surprised and relieved when I read it, because I know now it's not just me. My reply is YES, YES, YES! My son has a very notable and dramatic increase in aggression and complete meltdowns during or after playing Roblox and especially the latter, (complete meltdown), when it is taken away from him. I know it will be a battle, but I just can't justify allowing him to play this game anymore.

Reziasultana - posted on 01/16/2017

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My 8 year old daughter has recently turned aggressive, angry and very rude. She breaks things in the house, becomes violent and screams most of the day. The level of aggressive behaviour had me in despair and I really thought I needed to take her to the GP.

On speaking to family members it was suggested that she may be addicted to tablets. It all then made sense. She was addicted to Roblox. I couldn't get her to do simple tasks such as brush her teeth or eat her breakfast. I was heart broken that my little girl had become a monster. Taking her away from the game resulted in angry confrontations.

I have since banned the tablet in the house and am weening her off. Her behaviour is slowing becoming normal again.

These app games are so dangerous to children's mental health and it's shocking to what effect. There should be laws around apps like Roblox.

Take my advice mums and ban these games from your homes. Give your child a better start in life.

Polkadotcounty - posted on 04/19/2016

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this is an old post but I have noticed an increase in aggression related to this game I have had to pull my son off this game and now he is in trouble for sneaking into teachers rooms and seemingly willing to lose his reputation or lie about doing school work. He is now banned from all computers and slowly losing his reputation at a very small school.

Gwen - posted on 09/07/2011

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Thanks ladies - I agree with you Julie. I think it is the freezing, delayed cursor response, and such that cause the most meltdowns. He loves the game so much, but I think I will look into the Minecraft. And you bet I use the computer and Roblox as an incentive for good behavior. It's almost the only thing I can take away that he really cares about! Hang in there, Carol!

Carol - posted on 08/15/2011

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Have you seen Roblox? They do fall apart when they're killed, but they crumble to lego type pieces. How old is your son or daughter?
My son's been playing for a while and I love it because he can program his own games. Four of my siblings or siblings-in-law are computer programmers. They saw the stuff my son was doing on Roblox and mentioned that some of their coworkers who went to college for 4 years can't program as well as he can. He passed me so long ago it's pathetic. He's only 10, too. Asperger's really has its perks.
His only meltdowns related to Roblox is when I try to take it away - computer is my son's true gift and I take it away when he gets a huge attitude. Unfortunately I equate it to what I hear drug addicts go through with withdrawl. The kid acts as if I've killed him. It does help him with his attitude problems though and keeps him in line for a while afterward. I hate to do it since he seems so at peace when he's on the computer, but he's backtalked like a teenager since he was about 8. HELP! lol

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Lynn - posted on 03/18/2017

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Computer time is currency. My daughter gets 1 hr computer time for every hr of chores and homework she does. She gets 1.5 hrs screentime for every hr of self-initiated work or activity she does. Keep it simple.

Caring - posted on 11/26/2015

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Hello.
I had the same problem of my son playing Roblox every time the computer was turned on. He wouldn't let anybody else on the computer and he wouldn't let go of playing it even though we would ask him. So finally I came up with a conclusion, I installed an extension on my chrome browser, it's called blocksite. When you download blocksite, add roblox.com to the list of blocked sites and then your child wouldn't be able to access roblox again. That's how you would solve this problem. Good Luck!

Debra Lynn - posted on 11/18/2012

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Read the side of boxes of all computer style games XBOX PSP nintendo they give warnings!!!

Julie - posted on 09/07/2011

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I've taken Roblox off of the computer now as it caused a lot of meltdowns with my 10yr old with asperger's it wasn't the game it's self but the fact it kept freezing and breaking down whilst he was trying to play it. he would scream at the laptop and at times i'd worry he was going to break it. He now plays minecraft, same type of block buildings etc...no meltdowns with that and he's so creative with it!! i don't hear a peep out of him...getting him off of the computer is fine now too, i have just learnt to tell him in advance that i need to use it (even if i don't) and give him 10 minutes to finish up what he is doing.

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