The NSPCC warning on Fortnite chat systems

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Voice and text chat systems, in the popular Fortnite game are leaving the children open to the possibility of being contacted by aliens, warns the NSPCC.

The warning comes after research by the charity suggested that 25% of the children had been contacted online by strangers.

He advised parents to turn off the voice chat system in the game to ensure that the children avoided the inappropriate contact.

But the charity has warned that the text messaging system in the game could not be disabled.

The Options in the main settings menu in Fortnite has not left to the players to block the text messages sent, says the NSPCC.

He has also advised parents to closely monitor the amount of money that their children pass through the game from the online shop, which allows players wishing to purchase skins and other items to customize their game avatar.

Fortnite is estimated to be around 45 million registered players, with up to three million dollars to play at the same time.

A analytics site suggests that, on YouTube, it has surpassed Minecraft in terms of popularity of videos showing people play.Rules of the house

The results on the contact of the share of foreigners have emerged during the research in the report with the NSPCC Net Aware app.

It includes information for parents on how to control the way their children use the top applications and games.

“Of the applications, sites and games, such as Fortnite: Battle Royale can be great opportunities for young people to play and engage online,” said Laura Randall, the NSPCC’s associate head of child safety online.

“In the light of new concerns about the risks to which children may be exposed to, we invite parents to be aware of Fortnite,” she said.

A spokeswoman for Epic, declined to comment on the NSPCC, its demands.

Ms. Randall said that it was “vital” that parents have talked to their children about the games they played and how they could avoid damage.

The NSPCC says that parents should:
let the children know they can talk to them, if the anger or worried by what they had seen online
familiarize yourself with what their children are doing online and understand why they liked particular apps or games
agree family rules about how to use the applications, sites and games
use privacy settings and parental controls to protect children