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Additional tools for VR comfort and safety
Peace of mind is knowing what your teen sees and who they’re socializing with while in their VR headset. Casting lets you stream what someone else is seeing in headset to a mobile phone, TV, or monitor. In addition to turning a solo gaming session into a social experience, it can enable parents to keep an eye on their teens while in VR.
Multi-user accounts, PIN, and unlock pattern
If your family shares one headset, the Multi-User feature allows each person to use their own VR account on a single headset, and share Quest Store apps purchased between accounts. You can further protect your privacy and prevent your teen from accessing games or experiences that aren’t appropriate by using an unlock pattern to lock individual apps.
Guardian and Space Sense
Meta Quest has built-in safety features that help keep you and your teen physically safe by allowing you to set up boundaries in VR that appear when you get too close to the edge of your play area. Choose between Stationary (staying in place) and Roomscale (moving around) modes. Before putting on your headset, choose an unobstructed space and clear the area of any objects.
Space Sense is an optional physical safety feature that lets you see outlines of people, pets, and other large objects up to nine feet away that cross over the boundaries of your Roomscale Guardian and into your playspace.
Block, and report
To keep you and your teens safe in VR, we’re giving you the ability to block other users. Once you block someone, they won’t be able to add your teen as a friend, invite them to a game or party, or search for them. Additionally, your teen can report other users. If we find someone has violated the Conduct in VR Policy , we will take enforcement action on their account, including temporarily restricting or suspending it. If you or your teen notice someone is violating our policy, please report them in headset or via an online form .
We encourage you and your teen to take regular breaks, as advised in our Health and Safety Warnings. When first starting out in VR, allow time to adjust both to the headset and the specific experience. Breaks every 30 minutes are recommended when starting out, and always take a break if you feel any level of discomfort.
Family Center articles
Check out other articles for online safety tips, including Talking with Teens about Healthy Online Interactions, Tips for Handling Online Bullying, and Misinformation on Social Media: How You Can Help Your Teen.