Friday, September 20, 2019

Pokemon Go Safety Tips For Kids and Parents

The Pokemon Go craze is creating quite a buzz with children and adults. The App is taking players on a real-life adventure, of sorts, in search of Pokemon characters.

The game imitates what it would be like if a Pokemon character really were roaming around you at all times, in a kind of augmented virtual reality world, ready to be caught and collected. This feature has​ resulted ​in ​some “trainers” or Pokemon players ​becoming distracted and run​ning​ into people, walls, poles etc. while ​playing the game.​ Pokemon fever has resulted in falls, bumps and bruises ​to​ players.

The Southlake Police Department wants to urge players​, especially young teens, to practice safety.

Here are a few tips:

  • ​Be aware of your surroundings
  • Don’t play Pokemon while driving
  • No crossing the street while playing the game
  • Don’t go to isolated locations alone, especially after dark
  • Be mindful of the City’s midnight curfew for teens under the age of 1​7
  • Don’t go to isolated locations alone, especially after dark.
  • Entering other people’s property is a crime and can be dangerous. Do not trespass.

Stay safe!