You have to “catch ‘em all,” but at what cost? While there have already been reports of people walking into walls while playing “Pokémon Go,” the wildly popular app that revived the 90s video game, there are concerns about the safety of the game. It might even be deadly.
“Death by Pokémon is coming,” Gerry Beyer, Governor Preston E. Smith Regents Professor of Law at Texas Tech University School of Law, told Fox News Friday. “Pokémon users will have all sorts of accidents as they use the program while walking, biking, driving, etc.”
There are even reports that paroled sex offenders used the game to lure children. The creators are working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to keep children safe.
“We've had a long relationship with ‘Pokémon’ for a while now... helping them craft policy and make sure their game is as safe as possible,” Callahan Walsh, a child advocate with the center, said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Friday. “They want to make sure kids are safe whether they're playing the card game in the tournaments or they're playing ‘Pokémon Go.’”
Of course, it’s not just children who are danger. New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is worried about the safety of all players, no matter what age they are. "That craze is one of the stupidest ones that I've seen, don't understand it, don't intend to understand it," he said, according to ABC News. "It has no appeal to me and at the same time people are putting themselves at great risk being lured into certain neighborhoods that they have no knowledge of ... and subjecting themselves to potentially being victims of crime."
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