Why Pokemon Go Is Good For Ocean County Kids
As Pokémon Go moves into its 3rd week of existence, there are no indications of the craze slowing down. And honestly, I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing.
Sure, there are plenty of common sense pointers to keep in mind (do people really need to be told not to play while driving?), but I think that if people play smart it could change the way that people, especially young people, spend this summer.
Even though it's been almost three full weeks, I still see crowds of people outside the office when I leave every evening.
And here's the best part, they're actually interacting with each other. Outdoors!
Think about what a lot of kids do during the summer. Sure, a lot of older kids have summer jobs, but when not at work, you can find most teenagers sleeping or playing video games indoors.
But the whole point of Pokémon Go is to get outside and explore the world around you.
And while you're at it, you might even get some (gasp) exercise!
It's also giving people a reason to interact with each other. A common interest that people can bond over.
In this day and age of people being engrossed by technology, the creators of Pokémon Go have found a way to appeal to young people while getting them to leave the house and maybe even make new friends.
Again, there can be some negatives if people get a little too carried away, but I think there are also a lot of positives for the young people of Ocean County.
What do you think, is Pokémon Go changing the way that kids interact or do you think it's just a passing fad? Comment below and weigh in!