E-safety: Minecraft, Roblox and Fortnite

MinecraftRobloxFortnite
What is it?Players explore a blocky 3D world and can build structures. Depending on the game, they can fight, compete or cooperate with other players in their world.An online platform that platform that allows users to design their own games and play a wide variety of different types of games created by other users.The most popular version, Battle Royale, has 100 players battling against each other until only one person remains.
Age Limit7+7+12+
ContentGenerally, content is free from violence.As content can be made by users, this can be age inappropriate.Games includes violence and weapons such as grenade launchers and crossbows.
Online ChatPlayers are able to speak to each other through chat features. Chat can be turned off in settings. There is a written chat feature inside all games. Accepting a games request allows users to chat outside of the game.Players are able to use online messaging and voice chat during games.
CostsMinecraft costs approximately £20 for a PC, but there are lots of different versions.User can buy Robux. This is the virtual currency in Roblox that allows players to buy various items.Access to full games can be purchased with costs from £8 to £120.
parental ControlsThere are different servers available. Some servers have more focus on appropriate language and netiquette.Chat can be turned off, or restricted to age appropriate games.Lots of settings can be controlled, such as chat features and hiding names. Parents have access via pin code.
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