Guides and Advice Continued

Fortnite: Battle Royale

‘Fortnite – Battle Royale’, is a free to play section of the game ‘Fortnite’. The game sees 100 players dropped on to an island from a ‘battle bus’ where they have to compete until one survivor remains. The last remaining player on the island wins the game. Players have to find items hidden around the island, such as weapons, to help them survive longer in the game. To make the game harder, there is an added twist called ‘the storm’, which reduces the size of the island from the start of gameplay, making the players closer together in proximity. The game is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac and iOS. 


Sadly, we are aware that this game is being used by children within the school as a platform for           cyberbullying. Children are taking their frustrations out within the game on their ‘friends’ and at times using threatening language towards one another.


We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that this game has a 12+ rating and therefore should not be played by anyone under the sage of 12. We have attached a parents’ guide for your information that   details the reasons why this age rating has been applied and also contains helpful advice if you choose to let your child continue to play the game.


This information is also available on our school website (look under the information tab for online safety). You can also visit the national online safety, internetmatters or NSPCC websites for more information on how to help keep you child safe online.