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Online Safety Tip of the Week:

ESafety Tip of the Week:

 

laugh "Check out the Internet Matters' guide to your child's screen time below." laugh

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ESafety Tip of the Week:

 

laugh "Read the Safer Internet Centre's advice on gaming.  Be in the know." laugh
 

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laugh E-Safety Tip of the Week:

"Have a look at NSPCC's Net Aware guide to social media by visiting the link below." laugh

 

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

 

 

 

laugh E-Safety Tip of the Week:

"See the blog from child.net on the latest gaming craze - Fortnite" laugh


Fortnite, the latest in online gaming, is not suitable for primary aged children.  Read the blog below to find out more.

 

What age rating is Fortnite?

Fortnite has a PEGI rating of 12, PEGI have said this is due to the: ‘frequent scenes of mild violence. It is not suitable for persons under 12 years of age’.

This PEGI rating only takes into account the content in the game and not the contact element, where players may be exposed to swearing and offensive language from strangers in voice or on-screen text chat.

 What do I need to know?

  • You need to create an account
    In order to play Fortnite you have to create an account. To create this account you need to provide an email address (which you will have to verify) and display/user name. However you are not asked your age in order to create an account.
  • You are playing against other players
    As Fortnite is an online game you will  play against players of different ages from across the world. You cannot turn this communication off or choose who you play against.
  • You can make in game purchases
    Although Battle Royale is free to play, other aspects of the game are not. There are packs which give you different access to the full game and extensions, bonuses and weapons. These start at £34.99 and go up to £119.99. The game does ask players to make additional in-game purchases whilst playing, though these are not required to play the game.
  • The graphics
    Fortnite does feature violence when players are in combat with each other, the animation of the game is very cartoonish, and the violence isn't bloody or gory. However, it is worth noting that the aim of Fortnite is to defeat other players by fighting against them.
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