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A Heads Up for Parents

A Heads Up for Parents

A concerned parent contacted the school regarding a new App she found on her child’s device. The app is called “BitLife”. This app had previously been unknown to the school however on investigation seems to be one parents need to both be aware and wary of.

It is highly recommended parents are active supervisors of their children’s online activities and devices.

Please find below information about the app.

Is BitLife – Life Simulator safe for my kids?

BitLife – Life Simulator is a text simulation gaming app that allows users to make choices that will impact how the life of the character you are playing turns out.

This app is only available for iOS devices and can be downloaded from the App Store for free. The BitLife app features both in-app purchases and advertisements. It is rated for users 17 years of age and older.

 

This app is not safe for kids. First, this app is rated for users 17 years and older, this is because the app features many themes that are too mature for younger users. BitLife features profanity, violence, sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and gambling- easily making this game unsuitable for kids.

Some of the reviewer mention that after playing one round of this game, the choices they made caused their character to choose to commit suicide.

If a parent does allow their child to play this game there are no messaging features or ways for players to communicate or interact with others as this game is for solo play.

https://wezift.com/parent-portal/apps/bitlife-life-simulator/