We asked parents how easy they thought it would be for a child to pretend to be older in order to sign up to Pokémon Go, and whether they had to verify their phone number or email address. Based on these answers, Pokémon Go has received a neutral rating for its sign up process.
Here are some of the things parents said:
- “The easiest way to set up an account is to use a Gmail account. If children know how to set this up then they would find setting up a Pokemon Go account easy.” – Mother of a 9 yr old
- “Registration is fairly straightforward. My concern would be younger children using parent's log in to access.” – Father of an 11 yr old girl