Parent Support Resources - Apps and Games
The Fortnite frenzy seemed to come out of nowhere -- almost as if it dropped from a party bus in the sky. And now many parents are taking notice of this rollicking game where players fight to the death. With Fortnite's millions of players and sudden success, you might be wondering: What's it all about -- and is it OK for my kids? This survival-action game is a bit like what you'd get if you combined a sandbox-building game like Minecraft with an action shooter like Call of Duty. On one hand, it's getting major points with kids and parents alike for building teamwork and thoughtful collaboration. On the other hand, it's a combat-based game with tons of guns and violence.
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Roblox is an online gaming platform where you can play games designed by other users and create and share your own games using Roblox's proprietary game-developing tool. Once you sign up, you can play an infinite number of games, build and share creations, and chat with other users -- all for free. If your kids are serious about Roblox, though, they'll need Robux, and they'll probably want to subscribe to the Builders Club, which provides additional features for a membership fee.Minecraft