Infographic Illustrates Tips for Pokémon GO Safety

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Safety products retailer Creative Safety Supply has released a new safety infographic with do’s and don’ts for playing Pokémon GO.

Pokémon GO Infographic

Pokémon GO: Safety Do's and Don'ts Infographic

It is possible to play Pokémon GO safely, and much of the advice for doing so is common sense. Sometimes people just need a reminder, and this new infographic serves that purpose.

Creative Safety Supply, an Oregon-based retailer of safety, lean manufacturing and visual tools for the workplace, just published a new infographic of safety tips for playing Pokémon GO. This infographic responds to some of the safety problems brought about by the Pokémon GO craze, presenting advice for what players should and shouldn’t do using entertaining illustrations.

Pokémon GO has successfully gotten people outdoors by having them catch virtual Pokémon in the real world using the Pokémon GO app. The app uses a smartphone’s map and GPS capabilities to locate nearby Pokémon for players to catch. Along with encouraging exercise and tapping into many people’s feelings of nostalgia, the app has also increased the amount of distracted smartphone users. When people constantly stare at their phones without looking up at their surroundings, they can cause traffic problems, get injured or walk into other dangerous situations. Some people have even started playing the game while driving.

Distracted cell phone use is a problem for everyone. Last year, The Washington Post reported that at any given time, 60 percent of pedestrians may be distracted. Apps like Pokémon GO may contribute to this phenomenon.

It is possible to play Pokémon GO safely, and much of the advice for doing so is common sense. Sometimes people just need a reminder, and this new infographic serves that purpose.

Some of the tips in the infographic include:

  • Don’t go places you wouldn’t normally go.
  • Don’t trespass.
  • Don’t be disrespectful.
  • Do obey traffic laws.
  • Do be aware of your surroundings.
  • Do avoid wildlife.

The infographic with the full list of tips can be accessed at: https://www.creativesafetysupply.com/infographics/pokemon-safety

Creative Safety Supply also now offers a selection of Pokémon safety signs for businesses that have experienced or foresee possible safety issues related to the game. These signs are available at the Creative Safety Supply website.

About Creative Safety Supply

Creative Safety Supply is a retailer of safety and lean manufacturing products for the workplace. The Beaverton, Oregon-based company helps businesses comply with floor marking, labeling and safety requirements and create spaces that are easy to navigate. The company’s LabelTac®, SafetyTac® and Smart Stripe Tape brands of printers and floor markings let safety and facility managers take control of marking their workplaces with products that are simple to use and last a long time.

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