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Supporting Young People online - Information and Advice for Parents and Carers

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10 Apps that Parents Need to be Aware of:

10 Apps that Parents Need to be Aware of: 1

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                     Inappropriate Apps and Games

Fortnite Chapter 2

Fortnite, one of the biggest video games of all time, has received an update.

 

Fortnite Chapter 2 has a whole host of new in-game features, is more visually appealing and has a brand-new map for players to explore. It’s likely that your child will be spending hours on end getting to grips with the new updates. Please see the guide to help parents and carers understand exactly what Fortnite is all about.

Chad Wild Clay

 

The Child Safeguarding Coordinator at Walsall Council has advised us of the following -

 

A Youtuber called Chad Wild Clay posts You Tube videos that look and sound very child friendly but when you watch them they are actually about weapons - knives, knuckle gloves that can have blades attached, concealed knives in everyday objects.
 
The most concerning thing is that these videos are targeting younger children and there is no age restriction attached.  If parents glanced at the video they could think it is suitable for their child to watch as it is just like the videos where children are opening surprise toys.

 

Fortnite

 

We have had a few issues this week regarding children arguing and playing inappropriate games based on the computer game Fortnite.

 

Please could parents be aware that the game does feature violence, in-game purchasing, and also the option for group chat, which is unfiltered and accessible to strangers. 

 

As with any age restricted programs (13+), our guidance is to avoid the game, but if you do choose to let your child play, please be aware of the issues surrounding it and your child's online safety.

Fortnite Battle Royale

What parents should know about Fortnite

Houseparty

 

This group video chat is a video-focused social media app.  Friends (and friends of friends) can communicate with each other via live video and texts.  Because there is no screening and the video is live, there's always the possibility of inappropriate content for children

 

 

 

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