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Avakin Safeguarding Warning

Posted Thursday January 21st, 2021

We have been alerted to the risk of potential grooming and abuse on the Avakin Life platform by members of our network.

Their online safeguarding experts have reviewed and tested the game, and discovered a number of potential risks to young people. The major risk is that users can easily access children and young people online via private and public chats.

Over 2 million people are using the platform with 500,000 using it every day.

We have shared this alert with staff, parents & carers so you can recognise the dangers without bringing this platform to the attention of the young people in your care. Information sent to young people has directed them to advice on what they can do if they have seen something disturbing online.

If you would like to have further information regarding this warning, please read the full article by clicking this link

Safeguarding Alert – Avakin Life