Pokémon Go: a parent's guide

19 Jul 2016

Pokémon Go is taking off all around the world. As one of the first games to use 'augmented reality' it is easy to understand why it draws many people in, including young people and children. The NSPCC, however, has produced a short guide for parents explaining how they can help protect their children when using the game. An integral part of the game involves meeting up with other players: this can be a particular hazard for children who could be lured to places which are unsafe. The NSPCC supports children in play but wants to raise awareness about potential dangers associated with this particular game and to provide parents with tips to ensure the game is played responsibly. Other dangers parents should be aware of include the fact that their children's personal data is being shared and the fact that there is a physical risk in that children become so absorbed in the game they can forget to take note of their surroundings.  

Click here to read about what Pokémon Go is, what are the risks and tips for staying safe.

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