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5 Places You Should Not Let Your Kids Play Pokémon Go in NYC

5 Places You Should Not Let Your Kids Play Pokémon Go in NYC

It has recently been reported that people are playing Pokémon Go at sacred places like the Holocaust Museum. USA Today reports, "Officials at the Holocaust Museum and Poland's Auschwitz Memorial are calling on Pokémon Go maker Niantic to take their sites off the locations where players can hunt cartoon creatures in the popular augmented reality app, saying it dishonors Holocaust victims." 

Looks like some people are in serious need of a reality check and perhaps a friendly reminder of places where it is absolutely inappropriate to play this addicting game. 

Here are 5 places in New York City where you should definitely stop looking for Pikachu:

1. The 9/11 Memorial

This memorial is representative of New York City's most tragic day. If you are there, it should be to pay respect and to reflect on the lives lost, not to collect Pokémon. Take a moment to put the phones away, there will be plenty of time to search for virtual creatures after this important visit.

2. Subway platforms

This should seem pretty obvious since the point of Pokémon Go is to move around, but the subway platform is definitely a dangerous spot to play the game. Kids should be alert, looking for arriving trains, and definitely not running around.

3. Museums

If you have made the effort to bring your kids to a museum, their time would be better spent looking around and learning new things rather than glued to their phones. Make the trip technology free and perhaps create your own scavenger hunt within the museum to keep Pokémon Go obsessed kids entertained.

4. Staten Island Ferry

This should be a no brainer, since you are on water, but just in case, remind your kids that they need to be aware of their surroundings to avoid going overboard. 

5. Crossing the street

Again, safety first, right? Stress to your kids, no matter what age, the importance of looking both ways before crossing the street. There have been too many freak accidents since the release of Pokémon Go, and it's important to keep our kids safe.

Pokémon Go fever has it us hard, let's remember to stay safe, people!

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