UW News

Emily McReynolds


May 10, 2017

Kids, parents alike worried about privacy with internet-connected toys

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University of Washington researchers have conducted a new study that explores the attitudes and concerns of both parents and children who play with internet-connected toys. Through a series of in-depth interviews and observations, the researchers found that kids didn’t know their toys were recording their conversations, and parents generally worried about their children’s privacy when they played with the toys.