Roblox was founded more than a decade ago but in recent years has ramped up its global presence and accessibility on various devices, with its developers today claiming 44 million active players.
Its website states there are existing chat filters, with those logged in as being under the age of 12 placed under a "restricted chat" function to protect their wellbeing and safety.
Australian cyber safety expert Susan Mc Lean told ABC Radio Darwin the news report came as "no surprise".
When you register for Second Life, you provide your birth date, because you are required to be at least 16 years old.
If you are 13-15 years old, you may be allowed if you are restricted to the estate of a sponsoring organization.
Just noticed the Age Verification KB article was revised today the 9th July.
Nothing about age verification on the Dashboard now, it's the age when you set up your account.
Zoey, a leading e-commerce platform, has already joined forces with Age Checked to enable businesses that sell age restricted products and services to integrate the age verification tool easily into their websites.