Pokémon Go Finally Gets Parental Controls

Mums and Dads thanked Pokémon Go for encouraging their kids to explore nature – even if that means taking their screens with them. Parents can now better manage their children’s privacy in the game.

Developer Niantic has announced that it will add a new login platform called Niantic Kids, which will debut in the next update. Powered by digital safety organization SuperAwesome , parent portal allows you to review and approve your child’s permissions before they go out into the world and try to catch Spinda or Celebi, and control the personal information they share. If your child is currently using the Pokémon Trainer Club to access Pokémon Go , their login will continue to be supported alongside Niantic Kids, as the Niantic blog post assures.

Niantic Kids should be out soon. Until then, keep talking to your young Pokémon Go trainers about staying safe while playing. A few tips:

  • Always be aware of hazards including other pedestrians, traffic and obstacles.
  • As with any game or application, never play while driving.
  • Obey all laws. No, you cannot enter your neighbors’ backyard or parks that are closed just because you see Pokémon there.
  • They go hunting in groups. There is safety in numbers.
  • Play with your kids. It’s never too late to get started – just check out these hardcore grandparents playing Pokémon Go !


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