Niantic Kids is going to be a new login platform that the parents of youngest Pokemon trainers can use to protect their children’s accounts. Basically, it will allow you to control, review, and approve the permissions on your kid’s account for optimum safety of your youngster.
Niantic is making a move to make Pokemon GO safer for the youngest players. That’s where the Niantic Kigs login comes in, power by SuperAwesome; more specifically, “SuperAwesome’s Kids Web Services, a service certified by ESRB Privacy Certified and by the kidSAFE Seal Program.” Niantic has announced it on the official Pokemon GO website. Basically, what it is is a log-in platform that will give parents of the youngest Pokemon trainers more control over their children’s accounts. Basically, the new login platform will allow parents to register and manage their kid’s privacy via the parent portal. So, essentially, if you’re worried about your youngest playing Pokemon GO and what they’re allowed to do privacy-wise, Niantic Kids is going to put your mind at ease.
As the announcement article points out” “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 Pokemon GO.” It promises you “peace of mind that your child’s information remains secure while they have fun playing.” What exactly the Niantic Kids login will allow you to control remains for you to see, because the announcement doesn’t give any details. Presumably, you’ll still have to allow some stuff, in order for your kid’s account to work. As for when the Niantic Kids platform will launch, the announcement doesn’t mention even a release window.
As a side note, if your kid uses the Pokemon Trainer Club to play Pokemon GO, that will also have support for Niantic Kids. So, it seems like all of the bases will be covered.