Your child and their siblings can join Spectra, our lovable Minecraft host and access our secure Minecraft Servers!
As part of our Digital Reach project, Spectrum has implemented a series of Minecraft servers through global leading providers Shockybyte and Apex. The implementation allows our registered members to access the world-renowned game Minecraft, in a secure and monitored environment. Our Digital Reach project focuses on enabling them to play online with likeminded children in a Spectrum only environment, harnessing creativity and imagination while building technological and social communication skills.
Through the Spectrum Minecraft servers, we can provide both the Bedrock and Java versions of Minecraft. Our servers are reached via an IP address that we will provide and this can be saved in Minecraft. We will run through some testing phases before the servers are opened to the wider Spectrum community.
Conduct & Behaviour
While we fully appreciate that children with Autism, additional needs and disabilities can struggle with certain social situations or environments, there are rules we must abide too. We can’t tolerate any aggressive, offensive or inappropriate behaviour towards other players (children). This will be monitored by the Spectrum team in line with our Safeguarding processes and standards.
Spectrum will continue to evolve and update our rules and guidelines for our Minecraft access over time in line with this: the Spectrum platform and offering centres around being respectful, friendly and creative. Any adverse behaviours or abuse of the service we provide can result in the removal of players from our servers both for timed periods and permanently.
Additionally, we do ask for patience in the coming weeks and months as our Minecraft rollout is delivered. It will take a little time to work through initial bugs and feedback to ensure our servers are set to suit the needs and levels of those that are playing, and that we balance this as much as we can. As our servers are rolled out they will cater to different elements and versions of the game to provide children with options. We thank you in advance for your support of this.
Spectrum is delighted to be working with Shockbyte & Apex on this project
Become a Team Spectrum Minecraft Tester!
Your child can become part of our Minecraft testing team as we roll out our different servers, their different features and styles of Minecraft. To be considered for this, just complete the testing section in our form below. For your child to be involved in the testing area with us, you will need to complete some feedback for us as their parent. Please only consider the testing option if you have the time to do this with us.
We will be looking initially for a small selection of children, to begin with, then doubling that amount and then doubling it again. A lot of the testing side will be at the product launch but there will be other opportunities moving forward also.
The testing period will consider and cover the following areas at different points in time. Feedback will be asked on all these areas and more as part of the process.
- Access from different platforms,
- Different levels of child ability and ages
- Different Minecraft game styles (Adventure, Creative, Survival etc.),
- Different levels of playing such as Easy, Normal, Hard
- Both Bedrock Edition and Java Edition of the game
- Different modifications and in-play options (on and off)
At the present moment in time, we have all the testers that we need but please do feel free to check the testing option if it interests you and your child, as there will always be further consideration in the future and new tests to be performed.
Register your child for the Spectrum Minecraft Servers
Please note we will contact those we include on the testing phase in the first instance. All other persons will be contacted following the conclusion of this at general full release. Updates will continue to be released on our Facebook Spectrum Members Only group.