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    What do people on the forum think a suitable age for the game Fortnite on the X-Box is?
    I know it says PEGI 12+, however, girlfriends son is 8 and most of his school mates are allowed to play it.

    At present, we've said a blanket no because of the age advice and the ability of adults to chat to kids within the game and (I don't really have time to play games), it seems
    like it could be a problem for impressionable kids..

    I'm not in favour of letting him on it at all but....

    Do any of you people allow play supervised/unsupervised for your youngsters?
    Any advice appreciated...

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    My 10 and 8 year olds plays it, but we don't have a headset and it's only ever on the main TV in the family room, it's still my responsibility to supervise them.
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    what SM said

    My daughter is now 12 and she has been playing it for about a year.

    Also on the main tv - do not allow tv's in bedrooms - not great for homework/sleeping etc etc

    We do have a headset - and so far my daughter has never met anyone who was rude or offensive - never mind anything more sinister.

    Having said all that - at 8 would they not be better with minecraft etc - both my daughters played that from the age of about 8 until - well Fortnite really!

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    It's going to be very difficult to stop anyone 8 and up playing it. It's so popular you are going to make the kids the odd ones out by saying no. If they can't do all the dances at that age it's going to lead to social exclusion. Very weird but it is what it is.

    As long as you follow standard good parenting guidelines there is nothing wrong with the game itself. I've played it and never seen anything untoward. There are plenty of guidelines about how to safe, even from the police.

    Shame you can't get them in to minecraft as already mentioned though. Much more immersive and interesting.

    One thing maybe to watch out for though. My mates 11 year old is a bit of a late starter to it and keeps getting banned for getting annoyed and upset. It's been out that long everyone is really good so being young and new means your gonna get PWND..... a lot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    It's going to be very difficult to stop anyone 8 and up playing it. It's so popular you are going to make the kids the odd ones out by saying no. If they can't do all the dances at that age it's going to lead to social exclusion. Very weird but it is what it is.

    As long as you follow standard good parenting guidelines there is nothing wrong with the game itself. I've played it and never seen anything untoward. There are plenty of guidelines about how to safe, even from the police.

    Shame you can't get them in to minecraft as already mentioned though. Much more immersive and interesting.

    One thing maybe to watch out for though. My mates 11 year old is a bit of a late starter to it and keeps getting banned for getting annoyed and upset. It's been out that long everyone is really good so being young and new means your gonna get PWND..... a lot!

    Ok - thanks.. That sounds reasonable.
    He plays Minecraft to death, however, you raise an excellent point.. The last thing I want is for him to get picked on because he's not doing what his mates are allowed to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnarledcontractor View Post
    What do people on the forum think a suitable age for the game Fortnite on the X-Box is?
    I know it says PEGI 12+, however, girlfriends son is 8 and most of his school mates are allowed to play it.

    At present, we've said a blanket no because of the age advice and the ability of adults to chat to kids within the game and (I don't really have time to play games), it seems
    like it could be a problem for impressionable kids..

    I'm not in favour of letting him on it at all but....

    Do any of you people allow play supervised/unsupervised for your youngsters?
    Any advice appreciated...
    Definitely a lot of under 12's are playing it so hard to exclude if others are playing.
    It does become unfortunately very addictive and get kids angry so would put boundaries on playing time.

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    Yeah if he has already played minecraft he may not be a complete noob on Fortnite.

    My view is let him play but watch/observe him for a while - if possible when he is not 'aware'

    and unless you observe anything untoward you should be golden.

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    I wish it was only Fortnite and Minecraft I had to worry about when mine were getting in to gaming. My two were pestering me for either Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto back in the day, neither of which are suitable for young uns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    I wish it was only Fortnite and Minecraft I had to worry about when mine were getting in to gaming. My two were pestering me for either Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto back in the day, neither of which are suitable for young uns.
    You were trying to protect them from seeing car theft, guns, drugs and hookers, but you live in West Yorkshire ??

    Were they banned from Bradford and Leeds town centres too then ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by TestMangler View Post
    You were trying to protect them from seeing car theft, guns, drugs and hookers, but you live in West Yorkshire ??

    Were they banned from Bradford and Leeds town centres too then ??

    Can't see owt down't pit.
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