This is why parents shouldn’t give their kids smart toys


Not so long ago, kids played with things like building blocks, jump ropes, and Etch-A-Sketches. Those still exist, but now, many toys for kids are as high-tech as the gadgets their parents use. These smart toys often have features designed to keep kids fascinated — like lights, sounds, or interactive games. And parents might understandably use them to keep youngsters quiet, especially in public places, or when relatives visit the house. But what’s the cost of having less-fussy kids with help from tech? Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled toys are vulnerable to hacks Many smart toys feature built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. It’s supposed…

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