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7 Essential Safety Tips for Playing Pokemon Go

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There’s no denying the outrageous popularity of Pokemon Go. A franchise that seemed to have quieted down since its heyday in the 1990s has been revived by a seemingly simple mobile game that encourages players to leave the couch behind, taking them through city streets and alleyways and across country fields.

That the game is encouraging many normally sedentary gamers to get outside and exercise is great. But there’s danger out there, folks. So, when heading out to play Pokemon Go in your neighbourhood, keep these vital safety tips in mind…

1. Be Respectful

Before you enter an area to chase your Pokemon, ask yourself this: would anyone be deeply offended if they saw you playing a game of baseball or tag football in this space? If the answer is yes, then it’s probably best to avoid going there for a game of Pokemon Go.

Such areas include cemeteries (and particularly military cemeteries, like Arlington), memorial parks, museums, libraries, private property, and cathedrals, or churches. It’s pretty simple: be respectful and you won’t upset anyone while playing Pokemon Go.

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