When worlds collide - Pokémon Go puts kids at risk of ignoring the real dangers out there
Two days ago I found myself running around a park in Bilbao in 35 degree-heat chasing a virtual cartoon character on my phone. No, I hadn't eaten some dodgy mushrooms, I was with my kids. We were, in fact, chasing Pokémon Go characters.
Having got caught up in the fun and frenzy of the new worldwide sensation that is Pokémon Go, I was sucked in by the hype and downloaded the app. Big mistake...huge!
For those of you who have been living in a cave, blissfully unaware of the craze that has taken over the world, Pokémon Go is an online mobile game that involves a virtual treasure hunt to 'catch' characters in places like gardens, churches, police stations, museums, etc.