What is Pokémon GO? I’m not really sure of the answer to that
question, but I’m sure we could ask a young person and they would
be able to tell us. Or even go to your search engine and type, “what
is” and the first choice that appears is “What is Pokémon
GO?” I guess there are plenty of people wondering about all of the
hype surrounding this new mobile game.
What I’m told is that the object of the game is to travel around
your local area looking for fictional creatures called Pokémon.
The GPS in your smart phone is used to place Pokémon in locations
nearby. Sounds good, right? It seems that way on the surface, however,
there are risks involved if players aren’t careful.
There are reports emerging of the dangers involved in this game. But are
these new dangers or just media reports to go along with the hype of the
newly launched game? The biggest danger: walking around while staring
at your phone. Players are tripping over curbs, falling into ditches,
and even walking into traffic while not paying attention. Yet, this is
nothing new. People have been doing the same thing while texting or following
directions or even reading a blog post.
If you are playing Pokémon GO, be careful. And, good luck!