On Linden Lab’s Policy on Child Avatars – 13th June 2024

Dear Mischief Managed Community,

A blanket statement regarding Linden Lab’s policies concerning child avatars and clarification on how these changes impact our community at Mischief Managed.

LL has introduced new guidelines that reinforce the existing rules against inappropriate content and behaviors involving child avatars. These include stipulations about never presenting child avatars in a nude state and ensuring they are not involved in any adult-themed activities. While these guidelines might seem new, they align closely with the strict policies Mischief Managed has always enforced.

At Mischief Managed, our commitment to providing a safe and respectful environment remains unchanged. We continue to follow Linden Labs’ Terms of Service (ToS) and our internal community rules rigorously. The recent policy update by Linden Labs does not necessitate any changes to our existing rules or the way we operate our community.

We expect all members to continue adhering to both the Linden Labs’ ToS and Mischief Managed’s rules. Given that child avatars should neither be in any state of undress nor participating in any inappropriate acts, this does not change how Mischief Managed will be enforcing the rules. We have no way of knowing or verifying this ruling on ‘modesty layers’ and will leave that in the hands of Linden Labs to either elaborate and clarify further or otherwise enforce.

A suggested free modesty layer is available in the Second Life Library:
‘Senra Jamie – Underwear’ or ‘Senra Blake – Underwear’

If you have any questions or need further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact our moderation team. Let us all continue to foster a respectful and enjoyable environment for every member of Mischief Managed. Thank you for your cooperation and continued support.

Best regards,
The Mischief Managed Admin Team

Why do we care so much about staying PG?


Some of you may have heard or may have realised that at Mischief Managed we are strict upon keeping a PG atmosphere within the castle and around minors. Why do we do this? We’ll explain below.

Mischief Managed is a sim based around Hogwarts and the story of Harry Potter. The story of this is loved by all, old and young. Our sim offers a true experience for those wishing to attend Hogwarts and we strive to keep it as realistic and light hearted as possible. We’re one of few sims that encourages and accepts child and teen roleplay. We actively encourage roleplayers to play these characters as magical and fun as they can be. Keeping to our dress code and rules prohibiting anything out of the ordinary for these young characters is what makes Mischief Managed what it is – A safe environment for people to enjoy Hogwarts and play as a young character.




We must uphold and follow the rules LL and your current state provides on child protection. We do not allow smoking on sim by ANY character that is considered underage and we certainly do not allow alcohol consumption. Anything sexual between our student roleplayers is considered a rule violation and will result in removal and ban from the sim. Age play is treated very seriously and offending roleplayers will be reported to LL.

Sure, some of you may question that your average teenager experiments and plays about with these themes. However, our sim has a clear and safe image to uphold. We do not, and will never, endorse teenagers actively experimenting with drugs, alcohol, sex, pornography, or illegal behaviour of any kind. Doing so while on our land is again, considered an act of rule violation.

However, we do actively allow light hearted romance while on the sim. We find it incredibly cute when seeing a First Year roleplay out having their first crush. Kissing is fine. Occasionally older students will have the odd snog while venturing out to the forest. However we uphold strict modesty rules and care should be taken when roleplaying these scenarios as to not cross the line. We actively monitor and protect roleplayers against anything that may cross into Age Play.

Below you will find a list of things we do not accept at Mischief Managed from our students


  • Sexual activity of any kind, in public chat or IM’s while associating with Mischief Managed.
  • Drug abuse or the act of having an addiction to any substance while in roleplay.
  • Alcohol.
  • Tobacco.
  • Pornography or any kind.
  • Harsh swearing (The C-Word, The F-Word, etc)
  • Any suggestive avatars or avatar clothing.
  • Rape or suggestion thereof.
  • Fetish or Age play of any kind.
  • Any or all suggestive topics that are deemed inappropriate for children to be participating in.


Castle Staff


  • Whilst castle staff are allowed to have relationships, ICly they are advised against public displays of affection in front of students. OOCly we do not allow sexual relationships of any kind in the castle. 
  • Castle staff may only drink alcohol in the staff room or at the Head Table at the Great Hall whilst in the castle. They should not roleplay being drunk
  • Castle staff may only smoke in the staff room, their own rooms/offices whilst in the castle


The Wizarding World of Mischief Managed – Adults


As Mischief Managed has expanded over the years we have become to allow more adult themes


  • Keep all local chat PG and be responsible with your roleplay and your OOC actions. As you are aware, we are a sim which will have a mixture of adults and children. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that your roleplay and actions are appropriate and within LL’s rules
  • We do not allow the use of drugs on our sim or in association with our sim. Potions are not addictive and shouldn’t be roleplayed as similar to drugs. You may notice that The Brimstone Club at Knockturn Alley has hookahs. These are vaporised potions, not drugs or tobacco
  • No students are to be allowed in adult only areas. The Crimson Fang and The Brimstone Club have age-detecting doors and will not allow access to underage characters. Some events outside of these locations may be adult only and should not be attended by students
  • No mature themes are to be roleplayed around student avatars
  • No rape
  • No harsh swearing around students


Below you will find a list of things we do not accept at Mischief Managed for adults


  • The use of Adult animations in furniture
  • Non-PG local chat
  • Drug abuse or the act of having an addiction to any substance while in roleplay.
  • Rape or suggestion thereof.
  • Age play of any kind.


The LGBTQ+ Community


On another note. We are supportive of those within the LGBT community and fully support same sex relationships. The same rules apply as above to those who wish to roleplay these scenarios. We are strict on how characters are portrayed. Anyone seen making a mockery of any community within SL will be in violation of our rules.


In OOC chat


Our OOC chats are just that, Out of Character, however when making reference to your characters non-PG topics of conversation are to be avoided.