Carly - posted on 07/18/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )
My daughter (14) and my son (11) both told me that they want to play Pokemon Go, the latest craze amongst kids, teens, and even young adults of all ages. I don't know much about it but I've been hearing quite a bit about this game on the news - that the gamers use their electronics to find Pokemon in the real world and that can lead to real life dangers like theft, injuries, death, gaming addiction, and even online predators trying to lure children into meeting them somewhere (I have no idea how it's possible or how that works!) because I've seen kids playing it and from what I's seen there's no chatrooms, messages, or anything where users can possibly socialize with each other. I know that this game is a game for all ages and it's about catching creatures. I googled the game up myself and it showed that one parent/babysitter has wrote that they met up with the same kid twice in some kind of method that players use to tell others where to catch more Pokemon and that boy wasn't scared to talk to them and seemed to have completely forgotten how dangerous talking to strangers can be. Again I have no idea how people alert others to meet in a specific location in the real world from this app. Should I allow my tween and teen to play?