NYPD shares Pokemon Go safety tips
Thanks, Officer Jenny!
The New York City Police Department is channeling Officer Jenny, offering safety tips for Pokémon Go players of all ages.
After reports of Pokémon Go players being lured to fake Pokéstops to be robbed, as well as general accidents when focusing on the app instead of the real world, NYPD’s Community Affairs Bureau on Wednesday shared its own set of safety tips.
The tips include playing in groups or pairs, avoiding bike and skateboard-riding while looking at the game, and reminding children of “stranger danger,” as Pokéstops draw individuals of all ages to a location. NYPD also addresses the Google account issue, now fixed by Pokémon Go creators Niantic Labs, which posed an additional threat of online information being available to anonymous parties.
The tips end on a high note though, wishing players, “Good luck in your quest, and happy hatching, trapping, and training at the Pokémon Gym!”
On Monday, the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority also tweeted a warning urging Pokémon Go to be careful on subway platforms. And an NYPD precinct reminded players not to play and drive.
See all the helpful tips below.
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