For those of you have been living in a cave….Pokémon Go is the new fad and it can be dangerous for people too involved in the game.
There have been at least 10 million downloads since the game was released and there is a big chance that your kid is already playing Pokémon Go.
So what is it?
Pokémon Go is a location-based augmented reality game, which basically takes google maps and adds tiny cartoon characters behind trees, on the ground etc. So, if you see people walking around with eyes glued to the phone and swiping it constantly, then they are probably playing the game. Bad thing about this game is that people are getting hurt by falling (two people fell off a cliff while playing), getting robbed and trespassing and playing while driving.
Before engaging in this game, have a talk about safe ways of playing. Here are a few tips for safe playing:
1. Watch where you’re going.
Don’t walk alone at night unaware of your surroundings. People have been robbed, fallen off of cliffs, run into trees. Look around once in a while and play with other friends especially at night.
2. Don’t break the law.
The law still applies when you’re playing this game so while hunting for these little monsters, understand that there boundaries that can’t be passed. This means , no jumping over fences, roaming through parks or other areas after closing times, and no wandering around in your neighbors’ backyards. People have been shot at for trespassing, they don’t know you are playing a game and think you may be trying to do something illegal on their property.
Above all, don’t drive while playing Pokémon Go!