Parents warned of online gaming dangersPosted: 11th February 2021
Parents have been warned about the dangers open to their children while gaming online.
Magna Carta Primary Academy used Safer Internet Day as an opportunity to update parents on games posing potential threats to their child’s safety.
The school held assemblies for all year groups and shared details with parents about three online gaming platforms known to be unsuitable for children.
They included a game where children can easily disable a profanity filter exposing them to inappropriate content, a communication forum for gamers where groomers are reported to target children and a website which pairs random strangers for live text or video chats.
Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “The internet can be a wonderful place for children and adults, but it can also be a very dangerous place.
“As adults, it is difficult to keep up to date with the games and apps children are using. We have shared details of platforms we have heard about recently which we wanted to make parents aware of.
“We are not sharing this information to frighten our families, but to ensure they are informed.”
Pupils learned about the internet and what it is used for, about creating strong passwords, gave each other advice on using the internet safely, what things are safe to share with certain people and used discussion cards to learn what to do in various situations.