Securing Discord

ScoutWired has chosen to use Discord as a communications platform because of the level of safety and security available for people.

Once you have installed Discord on your computer, phone or device, you will need to adjust the security settings from default.

To do that follow these steps:

1) At the bottom of the menu (Tap the 3 lines in the top right corner for devices to pop out the menu) is a black strip box.

It should look like this (except with your username):

Click/Tap the cog to open the settings menu.


Depending on what you are using (A Computer, or a Phone/Device) you should have something that looks like one of these images:


As you can see, this user has enabled their ‘TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION’. This requires a person attempting to login to Discord as that user to enter a security code from the ‘Google Authenticator’ which provides additional security for your account. It is not required to join the ScoutWired server, however it is a great way to increase your account security.

What you really need to do here is click/tap ‘Privacy & Safety’.

Depending on your computer/phone/device you’ll get a menu that looks like this:

This is the default setting for Discord. To set up for maximum security you want to make it look like this:

This will stop users from being able to send you private/direct messages, and stop people who you do not know from adding you to their friendlist (which allows them to private/direct message you regardless if the setting is turned off).

That’s it!! You are all safe and ready to chat on our Discord server!!

Parents: Discord has a great guide for parents and Discord Chat from a parent who’s teen regularly uses Discord.