As part of our commitment to safeguarding children in all aspects of their life, we take a great interest in the potential dangers that technology can bring, and how it affects the development and well-being of young people.
Although rated at a 12 by PEGI, some younger children are playing the popular game Fortnite, and a report on the BBC today will be a valuable read for some parents:
It covers concerns raised by the NSPCC and includes some relevant advice:
The NSPCC said parents should:
let children know they could talk to them if upset or worried by anything they had seen online
familiarise themselves with what their children did online and understand why they liked particular apps or games
agree family rules on how to use apps, sites and games
use privacy settings and parental controls to keep children safe
For more information on PEGI ratings, take a look at our page on Online Gaming from our E-Safety section.