Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Pokemon Go! appeals to kids and adults alike, but it's not without its inherent security risks and dangers.
By now everyone has heard of the phenomenon of Pokemon Go! - it's been covered on local and national news networks, social media, tech blogs and the like. Your kids might be playing it and your coworkers are talking about it. Pokemon Go! appeals to kids and adults alike, but it's not without its inherent security risks and dangers.
Norton has developed a valuable and educational three-part series that dives into the game's security risks, provides tips for parents talking to their children about awareness and safety, as well as the real life physical dangers the game presents to its users. The first installment in the series "Pokémon Go Cyber Security and Privacy Guidelines" addresses current cyber security risks such as Trojanized fake apps, online scams, Google privacy issues and real world scams. In addition to these threats, the piece also dives into the game's very interesting Terms of Service, with specific sections called out for the user to take note of. Check out the full article here: https://community.norton.com/en/blogs/norton-protection-blog/pokémon-go-cyber-security-and-privacy-guidelines
The second article is designed to help parents start a conversation with their children on the potential threats they may encounter, set boundaries on gameplay and encourages parents to join the fun with their children! Check out the full article here: https://community.norton.com/en/blogs/norton-protection-blog/pokémon-go-parents-guide-children
The third installment addresses the physical dangers in the real world. You may have seen the sensational headlines about muggings, teens finding dead bodies, and tweets showing users bruised and banged up from not paying attention to what they are doing while playing the game. This article addresses these issues, and offers some tips for users to be more aware of the real world around them while engrossed in gameplay. Check out the full article here: https://community.norton.com/en/blogs/norton-protection-blog/pokémon-go-real-world-risks-and-safety-tips