We are issuing a warning about the popular gaming app called Roblox. This follows a concern that some children at this school have been viewing inappropriate content online whilst at home.
Roblox is a game that allows users to create games and share them with their friends in a virtual massively multiplayer world. The game is aimed at children between 8 and 12 years old and is generally a safe place to play but what makes it potentially dangerous is the fact that it is very easy to connect with strangers, chat online through the app and share inappropriate content. Roblox have created a parents’ guide which explains how to change the security settings and block users corp.roblox.com/parents. Please make sure your children are using the game responsibly.
We live in an exciting age digital technology wise but must put the safety of our children first. E-safety and safe use of the internet is something that we place at the heart of our school curriculum. More information can be found by clicking on the e-safety page on our school website earlsmead.haringey.sch.uk/internet-safety.
As always we recommend you keep an open dialogue with your children about the websites and applications they use online, and if needs be ask them to no longer use it, explaining to them the potential dangers. If you have any concerns around other games and apps that your child uses at home please come in and talk to us about them.