The ACMA have partnered with the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner to give some helpful tips to kids and parents alike who have been swept up in the Pokémon madness. You can find their tips below:
Why has it hit the news recently?
While Pokémon Go has the advantages of getting kids (and their parents)—and anyone more generally—outside and encouraging exploring and adventures in your local environment, recent media coverage has highlighted risks, including:
- locations that could be unsuitable for young players and adults
- child players being too young to play the game unsupervised
- the real risk of interacting with others who are not suitable for the child
- safety risks of walking while looking at a phone while playing.
Remember—no Pokémon is worth risking your safety and those around you.