Mark Foster has worked in the gaming industry for more than five years as a writer, editor and presenter. He is the current gaming editor of one of the biggest gaming news sites in the world, GAMINGbible. Starting gaming from a young age with his siblings, he has a passion for understanding how games and tech work - but more importantly, how to make them safe and fun.See more from Mark Foster
What Parents Need to Know about Pokémon GO
This free online safety guide focuses on Pokémon GO. It highlights a number of risks such as environmental hazards, strangers and data collection.
A free online safety guide on Pokémon GO.
Pokémon GO has been among the world’s most popular mobile games since its spectacular release in 2016. It's recently enjoyed a resurgence, thanks partly to people combining entertainment and exercise during lockdown. In Pokémon GO – like the Pokémon TV show, trading card series and other video games – players capture, train and battle with their Pokémon creatures: physically exploring locations while using augmented reality via their phone’s screen. The game generally provides a positive experience, but there are still some safety concerns to consider.
In the guide, you'll find tips on avoiding potential risks such as environmental hazards, strangers and data collection.