Pokemon Go will launch a new log-in system called Niantic Kids. This will give parents a way to keep an eye on their children’s accounts so they can be safe. This log-in platform will give parents access to a portal where they can manage their kid’s privacy settings and control the personal info that they share. Parents can also review and approve permissions for their kids.
The new feature will finally give kids under 13 a way to trade monsters with friends, so now the younger kids can get in on the action.
Right now Niantic prevents players younger than 13 from accessing the feature because of child privacy and advertising laws. Right now, we don’t know when the feature will go live, only that it will be available “soon.” That’s pretty vague, but at least we know it’s coming.
Niantic did say that parents will be able to use the platform to get parental controls even if their children use Pokémon Trainer Club credentials to log in. We should get more details soon.
Pokemon Go was a massive hit for the company when it was first released and even though things have died down since then, people are still playing this game.