Helping Our Children Stay Healthy and Safe in the Digital World


Have your child’s Fortnite references and floss dance moves left you feeling like you now speak different languages? The update Fortnite: Battle Royale, Chapter 2 was released last month and continues to be one of the biggest online games with more than 125 million players worldwide. This viral growth is one factor that draws concern from the media and parents. More than likely if your children are between 8 and 18, they or their friends are serious fans. For some, it might be nearing obsession. Should you be worried? Here’s what you need to know about the game.

In short, it’s a mass online battle where 100 players leap out of a flying bus on to a small island and then fight each other until only one is left. Hidden around the island are weapons and items, including rifles, traps and grenade launchers, and players must arm themselves while exploring the landscape and buildings. It’s also possible to collect resources that allow you to build structures where you can hide or defend yourself. As the match progresses, the playable area of land is continually reduced, so participants are forced closer and closer together. The last survivor is the winner. (Source: The Guardian)

Enjoy the discussion, and thank you for working as a community striving for helping our children stay healthy and safe in the digital world.

Allen Lindblad
Director of Educational Technology

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