11 Safety Tips for Kids (and Adults) Playing Pokemon Go

If you're a parent and haven't heard of Pokemon Go, give your kid a high five for walking to the beat of their own drum. Now that you're done not giving your son or daughter a high five (because everybody and their dog has heard of Pokemon Go), let's get down to business.

If your kid is old enough to operate a smartphone, they're probably already obsessed with Pokemon Go—the GPS-based augmented reality game that's been sweeping the planet as kids and grownups alike venture out into the world to capture their favorite animated pocket monsters. It uses real world locations to get players to explore their surroundings in search of digital creatures and treasures.

In its short existence (the game has been out for two weeks as of this writing), Pokemon Go has become a powerful tool for getting people off the couch and on their feet. But if pop culture has taught us anything, it's that with great power comes great responsibility.

So if your kid tells you they gotta catch 'em all, just make sure they follow these safety tips.

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Scott Brown

Scott Brown is a senior content editor for Active.com. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Electronic News before working for FC Dallas of Major League Soccer for four years. Scott enjoys kayaking, reading and playing with his three dogs. You can follow him on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.

Scott Brown is a senior content editor for Active.com. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Electronic News before working for FC Dallas of Major League Soccer for four years. Scott enjoys kayaking, reading and playing with his three dogs. You can follow him on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.

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