Restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 mean many of us won’t be able to celebrate this festive period in the way we would like. Smart speakers are a great way to ensure a #ConnectedChristmas, but knowing how to use them safely is important.
In 2019, children’s use of smart speakers increased by 27% and in 2020, 22% of UK Residents have a smart speaker in their home. We now use smart speakers for everything from calling our friends, ordering products online, and asking random questions.
To ensure you and your family have safe and secure interactions with your smart speaker this Christmas, our team of online experts have highlighted the potential risks and explored the parental features on the most popular speakers below.
If you purchase or receive a smart speaker this Christmas, or if you already have one in your household, children and young people may already be familiar with the voices of Siri, Google or Alexa. It is important to take some time out to explain what they are, the risks and what they can do to stay safe.