An app that looks innocent, might not be as innocent as it appears.
I am sure you are all aware of FORTNITE, one of the biggest games currently being played, talked about in the media, on TV and in the news.
Here is s link which takes you to a parent / carer guide, found by one of the media team it at least gives parents/carers an overview of what to expect within the game.
Here are a couple of interesting links you might like to have / share for more information.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43699233 interesting article from during which Google who own YouTube state that it isn’t suitable for children under 13 and that they shouldn’t use it.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/42957245 article about YouTube kids and how it still contains lots of inappropriate videos.
Following reports from Parents who felt the need to find and inform the Cyber Squad delivery team - which is fantastic!
We felt the need to share some information on the Move Star Planet App for your information and to disseminate where appropriate, we still know that this app is widely used and a lot with young children
Here is some useful information that you might like to share with your staff and parents / carers about services offered by 02 and the NSPCC in partnership in relation to Internet safety:
- Anyone can call the free O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline on 0808 800 5002 for guidance, support and answering questions to manage devices
- You can download the Net Aware app on the App Store or Google Play
- You can pop into your local O2 store for online safety help from a Guru – you don’t even have to be an O2 customer! Or book a session online using this link