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Should children be allowed to use smart assistants?

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ks111989

Should children be allowed to use smart assistants?
« on: September 03, 2018, 11:20:00 pm »
Any parents here? Will you allow your kids to use smart speakers/displays? I know I can set parental controls a\I'm not too concerned over things like restrictions. I  do foresee my lenovo smart display being very useful for homework help in the future (especially since it can stream videos too) but I've read that it might not be the best since it's just giving information and not encouraging learning?

Re: Should children be allowed to use smart assistants?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 08:56:41 am »
I have 3 young children(6,4,2) and they use the echos mainly for music and asking questions like how deep is the ocean... I don't have an issue with it at this point.  I really am thankful for the explicit filter to help protect them from accidently playing something they shouldn't hear.

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Re: Should children be allowed to use smart assistants?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 11:16:35 am »
Amazon also has the kids version of the Echo Dot that has more parental control plus a 2 year no questions asked if you break it they replace it warranty. It also has some educational content, ad-free radio stations, Audible, etc.

It costs significantly more than the regular Echo Dot, at $80.
https://www.amazon.com/amazon-echo-dot-kids-edition/dp/B077JFK5YH

I'm not sure if Apple or Google has an equivalent product for kids.