We all want to keep our kids safe on Fortnite, the internet and in real life – right? That’s our job as parents! We are to help raise kids into good people by guiding and teaching our children the wrongs and rights of the world.
Fortnite Safety Guide
As a mom to 4 kids, I know the struggle is real. The struggle though, can’t get us down. We have to remain diligent to make sure that our kids understand the wrongs and rights in both the online and offline world, including on Fortnite.
How to Keep Your Kids Safe on Fortnite
We are providing practical tips to help you keep your kids safe on Fortnite. These are simple but powerful. You have to remember, that you are the parent and it is your responsibility to keep them safe on Fortnite and in real life.
Here are things you need to know and ways to keep your kids safely playing the game.
Sexual Predators on Fortnite
While you may hear a lot about child predators on Fortnite, the reason is because there are over 200 million people on Fortnite!
Read the Fortnite stats, this game is mega-popular. SO OF COURSE there are sexual predators on Fortnite, just like there are predators on the internet, in the town that you live in, at the store and so on. It’s all about teaching our kids to be aware, what is right and what is wrong.
Understand the Game
We have a comprehensive Parent’s Fortnite guide – use it. Learn about the game so that you know what your kids are doing online. Know your way around the game.
Account and Password
As a general rule in our house, parents have access to everything. This includes their Fortnite account and Fortnite password. Make sure that you know their account login and what email address your kids are using to login.
No Real Names
Don’t create gaming handles and usernames that are using your child’s real name.
Never Reveal Location
Teach your child to never tell anyone online where they live. We teach this to kids when they are little about people in real life, well online is real life to our kids!
Inappropriate Photos and Chat
Do your kids know not to send inappropriate photos? What about inappropriate chat? Do they understand that this is wrong? While it may seem obvious, stating the obvious never hurts.
Our kids are innocent and are easily molded. We need to have the hard and awkward conversations with our kids to explain what is okay and what is not okay and how sending photos or hearing certain words is an absolute no.
There are reports that predators are contacting kids on the game and telling them in exchange for photos they will help them level up.
The predators approached the children with promises to help them level in exchange for pictures. If the victim sent the photos, they received threats that the pictures would be shared unless they provided additional photos that were even more explicit. Communication between the extortionist and victim took place through Instagram. (read more on Forbes)
We have to be diligent and make sure that kids understand the right from wrong.
As parents, we have to create the boundaries are kids need. This applies to many aspects of life, but seriously Fortnite boundaries are a must!
We have created a guide to help you understand Fortnite Parental Controls. Setup limits for your kids with what is best for them.
Check In Often
Our kids know we check-in often. Know what is on your kids’ screen, who they are playing Fortnite with and who they are chatting with.
Be the Parent
The best thing to do to keep your kids safe on Fortnite is to be the parent. Set the rules, have the conversations, understand what they are doing, watch them play, check in often and help keep them out of harms way.
In conclusion, there are a lot of crazy people on Fortnite but there are a lot of crazy people everywhere. We have to step up as parents and make sure that we are aware of what are kids are doing on Fortnite (and all the time.) Can we keep our kids safe from everything? NO – but if is our job to do what we can to keep them safe where possible.