Minecraft is a hugely popular online game that is played by children as young as eight. However, Teignmouth Police in the UK have issued a warning to parents to be aware about setting up privacy settings.


The warning comes after 14-year-old Breck Bednar was murdered by 18-year-old Lewis Daynes, after he befriended him through a number of online games, particularly Minecraft.



The game allows players join in on chats without knowing the true identity of the person. And while it is a violation of the site’s terms and conditions, it is not illegal for anyone under the age of 13 to play it.


While the warning states that there is nothing wrong with the game itself, which is “often described as a virtual Lego”, police are urging parents to set up the account using their own email address, to talk to their child about safety and discuss which settings they are allowed use.


SHARE if your little one plays the game.