What is Pokemon Go? Well, until today almost everyone heard about the new viral game, Pokemon Go. It is a fine mixture of real life and virtual reality, that was almost immediately accepted by people of various age, education, ethnic and social background. Here are the things you need to know before downloading Pokemon GO.
Gaming as a way of fighting against depression?
Besides enormous popularity, it can be very helpful for people with some medical conditions… It brings people together, providing an opportunity for social interaction and an increasing sense of belonging, which can have a positive impact on our emotional and mental health. It is a non-violent game that can be played by everyone. In fact, we can see whole families going out and play together.
Also, it can be good for your orientation and social skills, because you explore new areas and meet interesting people.
It is good against the negative effects of over-sitting.
Early research shows that people with social anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, or agoraphobia by playing this game, get out of their normal comfort level and going out and interacting with other people.
Is it completely safe?
The game itself is completely safe. However, there are also negative effects on your health, if you’re not careful enough. There are numerous stories of people falling off curbs or sustaining injuries as a result of staring at their phones and not paying attention to their surrounding.
What are the things you need to know before downloading and letting your child play Pokemon Go
Best bits of advice are:
- You should never play Pokémon Go while driving.
- Avoid playing in dark, isolated areas – there have been reports of trainers being robbed and attacked
- Use sunscreen and drink plenty of water before heading outside during peak heat times
- Play in groups, with friends as a team, so if anything bad happens, you can get immediate help