VATSIM works with children and families as part of its activities. These include providing an online network from which members, including children, simulate online virtual aviation, including flying flight simulators and/or providing virtual Air Traffic Control services.

Applications are accepted from members once they have attained the age of 13 years. Members aged 13-16 years are required to have parental consent to join VATSIM.

Interaction occurs in an online environment with users of all ages, anywhere in the world. Services include an ability to communicate via voice and text in both public and private. Members may also attend meetings, fly-ins, conventions and other activities in person.

VATSIM takes the protection of children and young people seriously and places an obligation on members to report breaches of this policy. This policy places a further obligation on any member receiving a report to take action. The priority of this policy is to protect children and young people.

Read the policy in full in PDF at the top of this page.