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Chimpazilla

Minecraft mods - safe way to download them?

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Hi guys/gals, my son (age eight) is obsessed with Minecraft. He and his friends compare notes about what mods they have for the game. We tried finding these mods for him, but always we are lead to sites with viruses and/or the flashy DL buttons that take you to stupid stuff. Even when we find the actual DL button, they want you to DL iLivid too. Is there a safe place/way to find these mods, and what other advice can you offer on this subject? Thanks!

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Honestly, let him go at it. Trial by fire is a powerful thing. I know that sounds like unusual advice, but I started learned how to navigate the deep internet when I was 7 or 8. Yep, it existed even back in like 1997. I started pirating ROMs and emulators back then, and there were plenty of faux download buttons and misdirectors and such. I figured out how to spot them pretty quickly even at his age. It just took time.

That being said, if you take this approach, you're sure to get a virus or two :P Your kid also may end up like me. This may be undesirable.

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Oh Nathan. (and all you super-young dudes) You don't even wanna know how old I was in 1997. Haha! We haven't let him into the deep internet jungle yet. My husband and I are hacking through it ourselves. I'm not really into fighting viruses all afternoon, so I though I'd ask if anyone knew of a better way. Ah, well. And if my kid turns out as nice as you, that's just fine with me. :smile:

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