Amazon Releases Echo Dot Designed for Children
Times… they are changing more and more every single day!
This morning on “TODAY,” in a broadcast exclusive, NBC News business correspondent Jo Ling Kent reports on Amazon’s expansion of one of its most popular products: a brand new version of Echo Dot for kids, promising parental controls, censored content for children and a new feature of promoting good manners.
With the average child spending more than two hours in front of a screen daily – twice the recommended amount for kids aged two to five years – Amazon says with voice technology, kids will spend fewer hours glued to a screen.
Kent talks with Tony Reid, vice president of customer experience for Alexa, as well as parents concerned about privacy and kids’ access to internet-connected speakers.
“How tech companies target kids online has become a major concern. The Facebook Kids app and YouTube have both been criticized by child advocacy groups for violating child privacy laws,” reports Kent. “Amazon says this new Amazon Echo for kids does not collect any personal data from children and doesn’t share any identifiable information with third-parties.”
NBC NEWS’ “TODAY”/JO LING KENT