E-safety: Minecraft, Roblox and Fortnite
|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.|
|Content||Generally, 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 Chat||Players 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.|
|Costs||Minecraft 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 Controls||There 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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