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Welcome to SafeCraft.

EllisWin AdminOwner posted Feb 1, 15  -  News

SafeCraft is a 'White listed' Minecraft server that is designed to be a safe place for children and the families & friends of children that have autistic conditions, to play Minecraft on line.


If you are a child or a family member, or friend of a child with an autistic condition, and you have the PC/Mac version of Minecraft you can apply to be added the server whitelist and granted access to the Minecraft Server.
 
SafeCraft was created by myself Ellis Deacon (in game name EllisWin) & my wife Michelle Deacon (in game name ShellyWin) after we took part in an autism awareness anti-bullying campaign, and decided that we wanted to do more as a family, so we started SafeCraft, SafeCraft is the first UK based Minecraft server, with owners that are trained in Safeguarding Children & Adults. The server and website have been specifically designed to be a place where children with autistic conditions can play safely, together with their friends & families without being judged, bullied or mistreated in any way.
 
We also invite applications from parents of any child, no matter what their ability, who would like a safe place for their children to play Minecraft online.
 
Some SafeCraft features include:
  • Sophisticated chat filtering software to keep in game chat friendly and supportive.
  • Survival worlds with no PVP and inventory protection.
  • Anti griefing software to protect your builds.
  • Website simple support ticket system for all players to access and ask for help.
  • Mini-games that add enhanced game play to Minecraft.
  • No pay to play, all items within the server shop can be bought with 'Points' which can be earned in game.
  • Friendly, supportive & helpful Admin/Moderation staff.
  • Safeguarding Children & Adults trained Owners & Staff
For more information please read our FAQ and Parent Information pages, we look forward to meeting you all on the server.

SafeCraft thought we would adopt a character of Minecraft as our mascot, and the mob we chose was the squid, we asked the SafeCraft members to give us some suggestions for the name of our mascot, after the suggestions had been collected we set up a poll for players to vote on, the poll of names had run for a while, but when it closed we came out with a tie!

Six names, all with even votes, but we still had to come out with an outright winner, the next step was to put all the names into a hat, and ask one of the family to pick a name out of a hat.

Earlier this evening we asked LukeWin to pull the winning name from the hat, and the name he picked was Squidlington, so congratulations to DryCryCrystal for suggesting the winning name, and welcome everyone to Squidlington the SafeCraft Squid.

AwesomeJacksonP Jnr-ChampionSupporter Wheres squidlington
EllisWin AdminOwner Well done DryCryCrystal, and please accept 500 points for being the chosen winning mascot name.
DryCryCrystal Member Wow I got tears of joy of this. I'm so glad that the name of the new mascot is now squidlington. Thank you

We have gone to considerable lengths to try and create a safe and supportive environment for people to play Minecraft in, we use some quite sophisticated chat filtering software to keep chat clean, and whenever we are on the servers we are happy to moderate chat and be there to help resolve issues, however we like you all, do have lives outside of Minecraft, this is not a job for us, it is something we do because we feel strongly about our children, and all other children being able to play safe online, with a game they and all of us love to play.

 

We request that in our absence parents and guardians do monitor their child's time on the server, we are fully aware that things can be said in chat that we have no control over, and things can turn into minor arguments or disagreements, and we cannot be held responsible for any other players actions or comments, we actively try to encourage understanding, empathy and team work between members, and we endeavour to devote as much time as possible to the servers, but often this time is spent behind the scenes managing the actual servers and websites, and we cannot always be in the game, as much as we would like.

 

We appreciate your support on this matter, and hope that you and your children enjoy your time on the server and website.

Ellis & Michelle.

As part of our website update and improvements we have started our own Wiki section about all things SafeCraft, you will gradually see new wiki entries added to the wiki pages, we will keep you up to date with them as they are added here.

Today we have made live the short wiki on how to use the fantastic plugin Jobs, to the Survival Server Guide, this wiki was very kindly written and submitted by SkyBadger one of our parent players.

So if you want to start earning yourself some server money, head on over to the wiki page to find out how to use the jobs plugin here: http://safecraft.co.uk/survivalserverguide#jobsplugin

If any of our other parents or players would like to contribute to the wiki pages, then please do not hesitate to forward us your submissions, we are particularly intersted on plugin/mini games wiki updates, so if you can help out, give us a shout.

Over the year we have been assesing how things have been going on with SafeCraft, and evaluating what has worked and what hasnt, what has caused problems and what has worked really well.

 

One of the things that we have found an issue but it is simple to resolve is the rule of restricting the use of Capital Letters, we feel that the this rule has outlived its usefulness, and actually causes problems and does nothing to help develope social skills.

 

We strongly believe that people should be able to use captial letters to put an emphesis on their conversation, for example ShelleyWin completes a particularly complex building and says in chat "YAY! I managed to build it" demonstrating through the use of capital letters her excitement at completing a difficult task, then EllisWin replies with "WELL DONE that was brilliant" signifying he is proud of her achievement and recognises the dedication to the task in hand, we feel that not only will this help portray the message and increase understanding, but will possibly help with social skills and social development.

 

We dont consider the use of a capital letter as a shout, or being rude, but more of an empasis on words, additionally we have also acknowledged the fact that some players do struggle to read smaller scaled text, or with the recognition of all shapes of letters in the lower case alphabet, and that the use of capital letters will aid them and make their time on the server more inclusive and social, for example some people with dyslexia struggle to read lower case letters that appear squashed together and prefer the more spacious layout of captal letters.

 

Therefore we have taken the decision to remove the rule regarding the blanket ban on the use of capital letters, this does not mean that players are now free to spam chat (spam being the excessive repetition of a word or sentance) we hope you all understand and embrace this change to SafeCraft rules.

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