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Amazon launches ‘child-friendly’ smart speaker

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CHILD FRIENDLY SMART SPEAKERS

Amazon is launching a child-friendly version of its Echo Dot smart speaker in the UK, several years after it was made available in the US.

The speaker – which comes with either a panda or tiger design – is billed as a learning tool, allowing children “to have fun and learn with Alexa”.

But critics said that parents should remember that it will also be collecting data on their children.

Amazon said it had imposed tight safety protocols on the device

The device comes with one year’s worth of Amazon Kids, which offers Alexa-specific content such as child-friendly skills and audiobooks. It will also have parental controls which allow adults to block things such as explicit lyrics on music streaming services, as well as set time limits to prevent children from “talking with Alexa late into the night”.

 

The Magic Word feature rewards children who use the word “please” with positive reinforcement.

Echo Dot Kids will cost £59.99

Written by: Radio Lisburn Live

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