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Warning for Fortnite users

NSPCC have suggested that 25% of children had been contacted online by strangers through Fortnite. 

 

The charity advised parents to turn off the voice chat system in the game to ensure children avoided inappropriate contact. But the charity warned that the text messaging system in the game could not be disabled.

 

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

 

Read the article below for more information:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/technology-43988210?__twitter_impression=true

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