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E Safety message
It has come to our attention that some of our children have been using ROBLOX
ROBLOX is an online game platform and game creation system that allows users to design their own games and play a wide variety of different games created by other users.
There is an emerging trend for young children who are playing on the ROBLOX’s app to be contacted by other game players when within a game. These do not have to be confirmed friends, anyone within that game can contact another player.
The children are being threatened that their gaming account will be hacked or similar if they do not provide and share indecent images/videos of themselves. When located and spoken to, parents are often unaware of the ability for in game communication with strangers – with this communication being text rather than chat, with no obvious history of these chats to trace once ended.
Recently indecent videos have been located and reported back to D&C by YouTube with first generation footage being uploaded by children as young as 8 years old following these kinds of threats.
If your child does use ROBLOX please ensure that they only do so with an adult present in the room and that you monitor their usage very carefully.
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