Miami Police Department Creates Safety Video Warning of "Pokemon Go" Dangers - NBC 6 South Florida

Miami Police Department Creates Safety Video Warning of "Pokemon Go" Dangers



    Miami Police Make Video Encouraging Safety with "Pokemon Go" Craze

    Miami Police are looking for people to stay safe while playing the popular game. NBC 6's Julia Bagg has the video produced in an effort to keep people safe. (Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016)

    What to Know

    • The Miami Police Department created a video as part of their "Social Media 101" series warning of the dangers associated with Pokemon Go.

    It’s the gaming craze that has taken over the nation in the last week, but local law enforcement is encouraging people to enjoy Pokemon Go safely and legally.

    The Miami Police Department, as part of their “Social Media 101 for Parents” series on Facebook, detailed some of the dangers that come with playing the game, including not paying attention to surroundings and being put in unsafe situations with the goal of winning the game:

    Several agencies, including Arlington National Cemetery, have asked players not to come inside their facility and “hunt for Pokemon” despite it being a hot spot for the game’s characters.

    Miami-Dade Parks and Recreations issued a statement reminding the public to observe posted hours at facilities when playing the game to keep safe.

    At the same time, the National Park Service released a video of their own promoting the idea of people heading to one of their many areas thanks to the game while encouraging them to be safe and look at the natural beauty once in a while: