Heads Up, Phones Down

Katelyn SmrecanskySecurity Resources

The phenomenon that is Pokémon Go has swept across the globe and captured the attention of millions of mobile users. It’s a game that uses your actual location and encourages players to discover and capture Pokémon by walking around your neighborhood and other areas. However, there has been some controversy circling the game including trespassing incidents, injuries from not looking up from their phone and car accidents, just to name a few. People are becoming even more distracted in their cars or walking down the street and the results can be deadly. According to a 2012 www.safekids.org study, every day in the United States there are 61 children hit by cars. This most often occurs before or after school hours. It also occur most often in September, right when kids and teens are headed back to school which is just around the corner. It used to be that young children were the largest demographic affected but now it’s more likely … Read More