Internet Matters: support for parents of different age groups.
Chad Wild Clay
A Youtuber called Chad Wild Clay posts You Tube videos that look and sound very child friendly but when you watch them they are actually about weapons - knives, knuckle gloves that can have blades attached, concealed knives in everyday objects.
The most concerning thing is that these videos are targeting younger children and there is no age restriction attached. If parents glanced at the video they could think it is suitable for their child to watch as it is just like the videos where children are opening surprise toys.
Please could parents be aware that the game does feature violence, in-game purchasing, and also the option for group chat, which is unfiltered and accessible to strangers.
As with any age restricted programs our guidance is to avoid the game.
This group video chat is a video-focused social media app. Friends (and friends of friends) can communicate with each other via live video and texts. There is no screening and the video is live, there's always the possibility of inappropriate content for children
Online safety guidance:
These resources provide guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online. They will, amongst other things, support you to talk to your child about a range of online safety issues, set up home filtering in a child-friendly way and set up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices:
The UK Interactive Entertainment Association (UKie) have launched a campaign for parents called Get Smart About P.L.A.Y. to encourage more parents to use tools that manage features within games and on consoles. This is brilliant, simple advice for parents. Children often comment that they wish their parents would play their games with them, so this is an initiative to bridge the gap.
If you would like to know more, please see the link below.https://www.askaboutgames.com/get-smart-about-play/