Pokemon GO is the latest mobile gaming trend to hit the market. While it is fun, it can also be dangerous. There recently have been robberies, and dead bodies found while playing this game. Let me share some tips to stay safe while playing.
1. NEVER Pokemon and drive!!!
While you're travelling on the road you may find various Pokemon on your route. But just like texting and driving, Pokemon and driving can cause accidents. So keep your eyes on the road,and not on your Pokemon.
2. Obey all local ordinances when in public places.
Some places have curfews and trespassing laws. Make sure you know them and follow them. Do not go onto private property of people you don't know or where no trespassing signs are posted.
3. Always watch where you're walking
Make sure you always look both ways if you have to cross the street. Watch where you're walking,you do not want to bump into anyone, while looking at your phone or chasing Pokemon.
4. Be mindful of weather conditions
During the summer months Thunderstorms and rainstorms often occur. More often they are usually calm,but can be severe. Do to hazardous conditions the weather may cause it might be best to chase your Pokemon in sunny weather. Because lightning can destroy electronic devices. So can water. So if you play, make sure the conditions are right.
5. Be aware of people around you.
There are other Pokemon hunters in your area for sure. Some have very good intentions, but some do not. Already on the news there have been stories of people being robbed using the app. Make sure to leave all valuables you don't need locked away in a car or house. Carry pepper spray as well in case an attacker tries to rob,assault or rape you. It's best to go with friends you trust. Not a bunch of random Pokemon hunters.
Remember to have fun, but stay safe while catching Pokemon !!!