Parents warned that predators may be using Fortnite to lure children
Parents are being warned about the game Fortnite as police in America believe that predators may be using the game to lure children.
This comes after the apprehension of 24 suspected paedophiles were detained when authorities pretended to be teenagers on popular apps to trap the men.
When I was a teenager I was regularly warned to be wary of online chat rooms but now it seems that child predators have infiltrated all aspects of online media including apps and games.
I recently stopped my son from playing Fortnite when I heard the other players swearing and saying extremely inappropriate things every time he was playing the game.
According to NJ.com, the apprehended men were caught attempting to contact children through apps including Kik, Wishbone, Tumblr and video games like Fortnite and Minecraft, a frightening reminder of how easy it is for predators to enter our homes without us ever knowing.
As parents, it's important that we know who our children are speaking to if they have access to these apps and if in doubt stop our children from using the app or game altogether.
They may be annoyed at us in the short term but if it will keep them safe in the long run, it's worth it.