Concerns have been raised about smart speaker’s and how data is collected and stored – such as your voice interactions and also, concerns about our relationship with technology (especially children).
Interactions with tech
Experts are concerned that introducing children (especially younger children) to new technology can change their interactions with people so it’s important to use devices together and monitor their interactions if they are younger.
Gendered voice assistants
There are concerns that these devices are recycling gender stereotypes and so it is important to be cautious about perpetuating gender bias in children.
Potential for bad manners forming
Some people worry that such interactions with artificial intelligence, or AI, may impact our behaviour with each other, especially as children grow up becoming familiar to giving commands instead of making requests.
The devices will only play music that’s connected to your account, so it’s important to set parental controls to block explicit content – we feature how to block explicit content in our how-to guides.
Make sure kids know to ask for permission before buying things or adding items to your shopping list. You can also prevent unwanted purchases by clicking a few settings in each of the device’s apps.