I have to admit, I too do not always know everything about every app that the kids either use or want to use. Fortnite, for me, was a classic point in case. My eldest son requested it fairly early on. My research into at the time was limited, but in appearance I was comfortable with the game. Compared to most modern “shooting” games I saw it as mild. Personally, I am still OK with the violence factor of the game, I grew up playing that style of game and I don’t believe that had any negative impact on me.
However, I didn’t understand what the game was evolving to, the addictive nature of it etc. I recently came across a series of fact sheets about some of the common apps kids are using today. I wish these were around then. I discovered the source was the Carly Ryan Foundation. I reached out to them, and with very gracious thanks to them, I have permission to share these with our community. Each of these sheets gives you an insight to the app. I encourage you to have a look, I intend to read them all in detail. I also strongly encourage you to check out the Carly Ryan Foundation and consider a donation.