Doki Doki Literature Club is free-to-play, visual novel online game that begins like a ‘cute, romantic novel’. A boy joins a high school literature society and grows close to four teenage girls – before a twist takes players into a psychological horror plot. Players take the role of the boy and interact with the characters (Natsuki, Monika, Sayori and Yuri) by chatting and writing poems. The game, developed by Salvato and launched in 2017, is believed to have been downloaded more than two million times in the first four months. The game has come under scrutiny in the UK media after a father said he felt the game had ‘dragged his son in’ and contributed to his death in Greater Manchester in early 2018. Police and the coroner investigating the 15-year-old’s death have urged parents to be vigilant and called the game a ‘risk to children and young people’. Some game reviewers have even described Doki Doki Literature Club as ‘one of the scariest games they have ever played’. Click here to see the NOS Guidance for Parents and Carers
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Peregrinate operates strict online usage rules governing access for learners whilst in class and generally whilst on school premises. Learners are not allocated WiFi passwords even when operating a Peregrinate PC or laptop and even then their access will be limited to exactly what sites they can view on the internet and which files are available to them on the School network.
Whilst using ICT for lessons our online security is such that we always have full control over the classroom. We can see all computer screens in an icon view and access individual computers with just one click. Taking screenshots of computers is a one-click operation as well. Our tutors can also draw attention to lessons by locking all computers and blocking input devices with the help of just one button. Tutors can take over learners screens to assist in the lesson or actually join the screen to help during any difficulties.