Important News - Pokemon Go
Pokémon Go is a game where you collect and trade cute creatures called Pokémon (Pocket Monsters).
It's one of the first popular games to use "augmented reality" - a kind of cross between real life and an online world. The game makes it look like Pokémon appear in real life places by using the GPS and camera on your phone.
It's already become a craze in Australia and America, and has made it's way into the news across the world.
The NSPCC has created a guide for parents. Please follow the link to access their advice.
West Yorkshire Police Advice
West Yorskhire Police advice to players would be:
- Be cautious to alerting strangers to where you will be in the future
- Be careful where you leave ‘beacons’
- Parents should supervise children when using the app
- Always pay attention to your surroundings, especially in built up areas
- Where possible play with friends and stay in a group
- Avoid playing near roads and water
- Play at home - you can use lures to attract Pokémon to you
- Keep your device safe and out of sight – your phone will vibrate when a Pokémon is near