The Pokémon Go, which launched last Wednesday, has proved so popular that it has rocketed to the top of the Apple Store and helped boost the stock
However,Pokemon Go players are being lead into ambushes by robbers and even to the locations of dead bodies. The game — which leads players on a real-word scavenger hunt in which they can view Pokemon characters in virtual reality through their phone’s cameras — is causing some users to find trouble.In Missouri, a group of armed robbers lured eight players to one of the game’s Pokestops —
So far, there haven’t been any deaths or crimes related to Pokémon Go in New York City, many residents credited the game, which was created by Niantic and the Pokémon Company, with making them more social and helping them explore the city.
- Tell your kids about stranger-danger. The way that the game is designed can bring people together in the real world as they search for Pokemon in common areas called gyms and pokestops. Obviously, you never know who you could run into while playing.
- Set limits on where your kids can go. “Don’t leave the street/neighborhood without me” can limit the amount of strangers that you or your kids could encounter.
- Watch the road! I’ve already seen a number of people – both kids and adults – so engrossed while staring at their phones and following a map, that they’ve walked right into the street and into objects. Pay attention!
- And as always, if you run into an individual that is suspicious or up to no good – don’t hesitate to dial 911!