Are Smart Speakers Safe for Kids?

Originally published at: https://www.bark.us/blog/smart-speakers-safe-kids/

“Alexa, play ‘Bad Guy’ by Billie Eilish.” “OK Google, tell me a knock-knock joke!” If your family has a smart speaker, these are probably popular refrains heard around your house. Kids and adults alike have made these voice-activated speakers commonplace — some families even have multiple speakers placed throughout their homes. The Alexas and Google Homes of the world have become de facto family members, and they probably bring your kids a lot of joy in the form of music, audiobooks, jokes, fun facts, and more. But are you aware of all the potential risks that come with having your…