Xbox Wire

Our Shared Commitment to Safer Gaming

We play for many reasons: to indulge our imaginations, to socialize with friends or family, to test our skills against others, to learn through technology or just to relax and pass the time. Like other social activities, gaming creates meaningful connections with diverse players and reminds us that we have so much in common through the shared joy of play.

We believe gaming is for all people of all ages, including our youngest and most vulnerable players. Technology makes compelling entertainment experiences possible, and we want to ensure that those experiences – especially when they involve interaction with others – are positive and respectful. All players deserve to have fantastic social gaming experiences in settings where respect and safety are mutual.

At Xbox, we are aligned with both Nintendo, on behalf of the community of Nintendo Switch players, and PlayStation in our belief that protecting players online requires a multidisciplinary approach – one that combines the benefits of advanced technology, a supportive community, and skilled human oversight. We can accomplish more when we work toward the same goal, and so we will each continue investing in, evolving, and amplifying our approaches to user safety. As we continue this work, we will prioritize protecting the safety of our players, especially those most vulnerable.

The following principles guide our work. 

Prevention: Empower players and parents to understand and control gaming experiences.

Partnership: We commit to partnering with the industry, regulators, law enforcement, and our communities to advance user safety.

Responsibility: We hold ourselves accountable for making our platforms as safe as possible for all players.

Protecting players can be challenging in a digitally and often instantaneously connected world. This partnership signifies our commitment to work together to improve player safety and ensure gaming remains truly for everyone. While the video game industry has a long history of taking steps to protect gamers, especially children, we recognize that no one company or industry will solve these challenges alone.

We welcome others to make and share similar commitments to players everywhere.