In this article:
• Why does my child need to be a Makers Empire Member?
• What can Makers Empire Members do that non-Members can't?
• How can my child become a Makers Empire Member?
• How can I control my child's interactions in Maker Empire?
*PLEASE NOTE: becoming a Makers Empire Member is still free.
WHY DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BE A MAKERS EMPIRE MEMBER?
Ensuring the safety and happiness of young people while they're engaging with Makers Empire 3D is extremely important to us.
As the number of Makers Empire users grows we have an amazing opportunity to build a creative, supportive community of young creative problem-solvers - and we need to make sure everyone is interacting in a manner that aligns with our community standards and Acceptable Content Policy.
As part of our commitment to online safety, as of April 25th 2021, Makers Empire users will need to become a Makers Empire Member if they want to share content (designs and comments) with the Makers Empire community.
WHAT CAN MAKERS EMPIRE MEMBERS DO THAT NON-MEMBERS CAN'T?
Makers Empire Members can:
• Share their designs in our public design gallery if they wish (users can also choose not to share their designs),
• Leave feedback (comment) on other users' designs.
*PLEASE NOTE: there is no direct/private messaging at all in Makers Empire 3D.
Users who are not Makers Empire Members can still:
• Complete 3D design tutorials (Training Lab)
• Customise their avatar ('Me' - Profile)
• Create designs (Shaper and Blocker)
• Save designs (My Designs)
• See other users' designs (Gallery)
• Play 3D maze games (Maze Mania)
• Enter our monthly design competition (Competition Arena)
• Complete Design Missions (Mission Maker)
... but they can not share designs, mazes or design missions publicly, or comment on other users' designs.
HOW CAN MY CHILD BECOME A MAKERS EMPIRE MEMBER?
Students with a Makers Empire school account will automatically become Makers Empire Members. Their teacher can control the degree to which they interact with other users. More info on privacy settings for teachers can be found here.
If your child does not have a Makers Empire school account and they are aged 13 or under (16 or under in EU countries), they must obtain parental/carer consent to become a Makers Empire Member.
The first time a user tries to share a design or make a comment on another user's design in the Makers Empire 3D app they will see a pop-up message explaining that they need to become a Makers Empire Member. Click the Join now! button
To help your child become a Makers Empire Member simply enter your email address, check your inbox and verify your address by clicking the button in the email.
If your child misses the pop-up message you can start the membership process by clicking the Join now for free! button in Profile > Settings.
You will be directed to a webpage to confirm that you are an adult. Depending on the version of Makers Empire 3D that you are using, you will be asked to enter either your credit card details or the year you were born.
*PLEASE NOTE: We will not charge your credit card. It is free to become a Makers Empire Member and there are no in-app purchases in Makers Empire 3D.
Once we have verified that you are an adult, you will be asked to choose a Parent Pin and set the Parental Controls for the Makers Empire 3D app.
HOW CAN I CONTROL MY CHILD'S INTERACTIONS IN THE MAKERS EMPIRE 3D APP?
If you change your mind and want to change the Parental Control settings in Makers Empire 3D anytime, simply go to your child's Profile (top right tab) and click on the Parent button. Enter your Parent PIN and adjust the controls as you wish. Click on any other button or tab to leave Parent Controls and save your changes.
If you forget your Parent PIN click Forgot your Parent PIN? to reconfirm that you are an adult and reset your PIN.
If you have any trouble helping your child become a Makers Empire Member please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to know more about our Acceptable Content Policy and the steps we take to prevent unacceptable content from being seen in Maker Empire 3D, please read this article https://help.makersempire.com/en/articles/1932174-what-is-your-acceptable-content-policy