Safeguarding Spotlight - online gaming
Fortnite is an online video game
where players compete to be the
last man standing in a post- apocalyptic world.
To play, the age recommendation is 12 and above due to ‘mild violence’.
What are the concerns?
You may have seen news reports or heard concerns raised about the:
* Do not create a username that could give away any personal details.
* Fortnite offers three levels of privacy settings: Public, - anyone can enter your child’s online party; Friends—where only friends can join a party; and Private—which means that no one can enter your child’s party without being invited by the child themselves.
* Fortnite also allows for Voice-Chat to be disabled.
* Speak to your child about unwanted contact and tell them what to do if someone speaks to them in a nasty or inappropriate way, or asks them for personal information. Ask them to come to you if they are unsure about unwanted contact or have be exposed to something inappropriate.
What else can I do?
More sources of support
Fortnite – all you need to know: https://parentzone.org.uk/article/fortnite-everythingyou-need-know- about-
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