Animal Jam Help Center

What types of chat can I set for my child's account?

Because we believe that parents should be involved in their children's online activities, we give parents the ability to monitor and manage their child's player account from their Parent Dashboard, including their child's chat settings. These settings can be changed at any time through your Parent Dashboard.

Restricted Chat
Players can only type words or phrases from a limited dictionary, hand-picked by our staff. Restricted Chat is a safe and engaging way for children to practice their typing and social skills, and it works much like the predictive text functions on mobile phones. By default, every new Animal Jam account is set to Restricted Chat.

Safe Chat
Players can freely type words and phrases to one another. Like all in-game chat, messages typed through Safe Chat are run through our safety chat filter. Safe Chat is only available to Animal Jam members who have verified parental consent. While all in-game chat in-game is filtered and moderated, there may still be some chat messages that can get through and may be offensive to some players.

Bubble Chat
Players cannot type messages, but can select expressive words and phrases from a pre-approved list.