Online Safety Update

Hi Families –

Do your kids play the app ROBLOX? It’s a very popular game with kids at Hillsmeade.

You may have seen some recent articles about safety concerns with this app (UK article, Australian article) so it’s a good reminder to check in with your kids and talk about online safety.

ROBLOX has built-in controls to keep young kids safe – they’re designed to stop them getting unsolicited messages from strangers. These controls aren’t foolproof though, and they’re not turned on by default.

If your children are playing ROBLOX or any other internet connected games, we would encourage you to go through the app’s online safety settings, and to have regular discussions with your children about being safe online and what to do if they see something that makes them uncomfortable. The Australian Office of the eSafety Commissioner has specific guidelines for ROBLOX, and a dedicated page for resources on cyberbullying.

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Stewart Johnson

Stewart has been the school Business Manager since 2017. His background is in Technology and Banking, and he has 3 children at Hillsmeade.