Principal warns of impact of online game
Woy Woy Public School principal Ms Ona Buckley has urged parents and carers to assess the impact of the video game Fortnite on their children's relationships.
"It seems that this game has become highly popular amongst our students and indeed the wider population," Ms Buckley said.
"Recent media has highlighted it as addictive and there has already been reported violence around it as well.
"The game allows an online communication to happen between players.
"Players are free to use any language or attitude they wish and some parents have reported it is very difficult to get children away from the game to do anything else.
"This is in an outside environment and certainly parental judgement is required.
"However, some of the game gang tactics and language are making their way back into the school grounds as some of the students who are involved in this gaming world cannot let go and be in the reality of the school and school rules.
"The summer break is a good opportunity for parents and carers to assess just what your child is involved in online and support your child with making better choices," Ms Buckley said.
Newsletter, 18 Dec 2018
Ona Buckley, Woy Woy Public School
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