Safety, Learning, Love And ‘Pokémon Go’

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Parents can use digital games and platforms as a positive tool to strengthen their relationship with their children.

The meteoric rise in popularity of Pokémon Go over the summer has been hard to miss. About a month after its release, the mobile-based treasure hunt for animated characters within a player’s own real-world surroundings had been downloaded tens of millions of times. The popular augmented reality game has sparked conversations among parents and professionals about its impact on education, mental health and children’s safety, among other issues. While Pokémon Goitself is a fad that is already slowing, it foreshadows an emerging world of augmented reality experiences that combine entertainment with education.

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