Welcome back to our weekly #WakeUpWednesday Online Safety post where each week you will find a guide on a topical Online Safety issue.

This week’s guide looks at what parents and carers need to know about the video game, Helldivers 2.

Within the last few months, Helldivers 2 has propelled to immense popularity in the gaming community, with players of all ages enjoying its frenetic combat, humorous presentation, and challenging gameplay. Whether they’re cooperating with friends or competing with strangers, the game has attracted many young players despite its higher age rating.

As can be expected from an online game – especially one rated 18+ – there are several inherent online safety risks posed to children and young people who play Helldivers 2; from the content of the game itself to the dangers of interacting with strangers online. This guide highlights the most prominent hazards of Helldivers 2 and provides you with top tips for keeping its younger players safe.

If you have any questions or concerns about Online Safety, please contact the school office.