If you’re not familiar with Roblox, then you might think it’s merely a children’s game. Internet memes from those who aren’t well-versed with the Roblox company paint a picture of a game that’s only for children who have nothing better to do. However, Roblox is anything but a game only meant for children. While it may be geared for the younger crowd, it’s a great platform for everyone of all ages to play and learn. Roblox has grown to millions of active users a month and doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. Let’s take a look at some ways that Roblox looks to influence change.
Roblox Looks To Stay Ahead Of Safety And Online Bullying
With millions and millions of online users in one virtual playground, there’s bound to a bit of negativity somewhere. The phrase “welcome to the internet” exists because it’s a place of anonymity where anyone can basically say or do what they want with very little risk. However, with younger and younger children starting to have access to the internet, it’s difficult to keep them safe from the toxicity of the internet. However, what if one of the ways to curb toxic behavior is to start young?
With millions of online users, most of them being young-aged children and teenagers, Roblox looks to spread digital civility as it grows as a company. While parents are mainly responsible for their children’s behavior on and off the internet, they can’t be around all the time, know what they’re saying, or even what they’re being told. Roblox feels that companies who have children on their platform hold some responsibility in what they’re exposed to.
Recent safety incidents have prompted Roblox to up its safety measures. It’s a company that wants to cultivate an environment where everyone can play together regardless of age without worrying about their safety. The last thing anyone wants to do when playing Roblox is to feel unsafe. That’s not something parents want to worry about either. Teaching people to communicate in a civil manner while cultivating a safe environment is a great supplement to parental guidance.
Roblox Sets An Example For Being A Great Place To Work
Employee morale is important and Roblox looks to be an example of being one of the best places to work at. In fact, Roblox took the prize for 2019’s best places to work in 2019 within the Bay Area of California. With millions of online users, you no doubt need to cultivate a great team in order to keep the system up and running. When cultivating a great team environment, you need to have trust in your management and make things fair across the team. In February 2019, Forbes listed Roblox as 16th on its list of 70 great places to work. In fact, almost 100% of the workers there say they’re proud to say they work there. That’s not something a lot of employees from other companies can say.
It’s important to set the trend for others to follow so that other companies can take notice. The reason why lists like these exist is so other companies can get an idea of what they can be doing better to cultivate a better work environment. For a company that prides itself on online safety and civility, it’s no wonder there’s a positive work environment at Roblox. Roblox looks to keep and retain the top talent that it can find to keep its services moving forward to continue being a billion-dollar company. Maybe other companies should follow their lead as Roblox looks to influence change.
Roblox Is Reaching Out Internationally
Roblox is now trying to expand its reach outside of the borders of the United States. With millions of players around the world, it’s great to start helping people feel a little more included. While English is a very universal language that is understood around the world, Roblox is looking to include other languages from Spanish to German. Unlike other companies who merely look to translate their websites in other languages, Roblox wants to expand its reach beyond simple translations.
Not only are they looking to expand beyond simple translations, but they also want to be able to reach out to everyone regardless of the language they speak across different platforms from the PC to the iPhone. With expanding as much as they’re doing, Roblox might run into a couple of hurdles such as content moderation. However, the examples they set while expanding internationally can help influence change around the world with other companies who wish to grow as much as Roblox has.
Let’s wrap it up
From Portuguese to French, there always needs to be someone watching over the world of Roblox to ensure that it’s a safe and welcoming environment for all. Any inappropriate behavior needs to get flagged, regardless of the language. However, as they expand more, especially out East to countries like Korea or China, there are specific rules they need to follow as well. Obviously, Roblox is going to make some mistakes as they expand, but the more systems they put in place with every mistake they make, the more other companies can learn, and that is one of the best ways to influence change.
As a major company, Roblox is a leader in their industry regardless of whether they’re aware or not. Everything they do will be revered or scrutinized, but that’s the best way the company is one of the leaders in influencing change.