Over the years, Discord has designed tools to protect our users from inappropriate content or unwanted contact. Knowing how to use these tools will give you full control of your Discord experience and will help you avoid unwanted experiences.
As a parent, we encourage you to spend some time reviewing and discussing your teen’s settings so that you can customize their Discord experience. More details on all our privacy and security tools can be found here.
From this menu, users can decide whether they want Discord to automatically scan and delete direct messages that contain explicit media content. You can access this setting by going into User Settings and selecting Privacy & Safety and Safe Direct Messaging.
By default, this is set to “my friends are nice”, which means only DMs your teen receives from non-friends are scanned for explicit media. Choose ‘Keep me safe’ to have all DMs you receive scanned for explicit media.
You can also control these settings on a server-by-server basis.
You can choose from the following options when deciding who can send you a friend request.
If you don’t want your teen to be open to ANY requests, you can deselect all three options. However, your teen can still send out requests to other people.
If someone is bothering your teen, you always have the option to block the user. Blocking on Discord removes the user from your Friends List, prevents them from messaging your teen directly, and hides their messages in any shared servers.
To block someone, they can simply click on their @username and select Block.
If your teen has blocked a user but they create a new account to try and contact them, please report the user to the Trust & Safety team. You can learn more about how to do this at this link.
As long as you have the username and password for an account, you can delete your teen’s Discord account at any time. If you can’t access the Discord account directly, please submit a request using this form and our Trust and Safety team will do our best to help.