Pokémon GO gaining parental controls with ‘Niantic Kids’ log in feature

Pokémon GO will be getting an update soon that will let parents easily manage their kid’s profile and permissions.

Announced in a blog post today and on Twitter, the Pokémon GO Team shared that Niantic Kids will soon be available as a log in platform to help provide privacy and peace of mind.

It sounds like parents can connect their account with kids who are already playing to manage personal information and permissions.

Parents can register with Niantic Kids to manage their child’s privacy via the parent portal. Niantic Kids helps you review and approve your child’s permissions before they can play and provides options to control the personal information shared in Pokémon GO. The experience has been developed in conjunction with SuperAwesome’s Kids Web Services, a kidSAFE Seal Program and ESRB Privacy Certified service. Niantic Kids gives you peace of mind that your child’s information remains secure while they have fun playing!

For now, no word on when Niantic Kids will launch other than “soon.”

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