Parents - Beware of these Games

This list is just a few of the many games that are having a huge impact on children.

Some others to be aware of : Call of Duty/Clash of Clans/Club Penguin/Halo/Battlefield/Red Dead Redemption/World of Warcraft/Age of Empire 

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Our advice is that as parents, please monitor your children and experience the game yourself before you authorise them to go on. Set parental controls up and question children regularly, what are they playing? who are they playing with? do you like playing this game? what is the aim of the game? do you talk to others? do you have people talking to you or asking you questions? are your friends playing with you? 


Doki Doki Literature Club: starts as a high school dating game.   It is a free app which does not require parent permission to download.  Although users should be 13+ years, children can easily agree to be over the age. Once downloaded, children have ready access to their own account.

The app begins as a colourful and light-hearted game but takes a sinister turn within an hour of children playing, when their 'online' friend starts to talk about depression and eventually commits suicide. Media reports say the game is a 'Disturbing, violent story with odd twists, and a mature content.'

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Fortnite:  is a free-to-play online game where up to a hundred players can play at once. Players can play alone or in teams, and can opt into audio chat with their teammates. The National Crime Agency’s Safer Internet Centre has encouraged parents to play the game with their children in order to better understand it, and to have open and honest conversations about the strangers they may be playing with and talking to online while playing. Setting sensible screen time limits and using the parental controls available on the given platform can also help to provide peace of mind.

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Roblox: is a gaming platform where you can create your own games or play games that other users have made. There is also the option to chat to other players, but this can be disabled. Parents -You can change the privacy settings on Roblox by logging into the account and selecting the gear icon in the top right-hand corner. Go to settings, privacy and review the options under contact settings and other settings. Many children have reported inappropriate language and content and images.

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Minecraft: is a game that lets you build and create a virtual world using building blocks. Other activities include using the multiplayer function to explore the worlds created by other users and to combat, chat and play with them. Turn off any chat features so that your child can not talk to anyone.

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