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For kids playing Pokemon Go, catch these safety tips

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

“It seems as if every kid in America is caught up in the Pokemon Go craze. But in the quest to “catch ’em all,” don’t leave common sense and safety behind, the American Academy of Pediatrics urges. First, keep in mind that Pokemon Go is an “augmented reality” game. That means it’s a game that is partly virtual and partly based in reality. Players need to go out into the real world. “You can’t just play this game from your living room,” AAP spokeswoman Dr. Elizabeth Murray said in an academy statement. “You have to walk around, usually in a public space.” This means that playing the game can be considered physical activity. The academy recommends at least 60 minutes of exercise a day for kids 6 years and older.”(more)

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