John E Dunn has edited and written for numerous computer and technology magazines since the early 1990s, most recently Which Computing, The Register, Techworld, Computerworld and Naked Security. Since 2003, he has become a specialist in online cybersecurity and cybercrime and their growing effect on education, young people and the public.See more from John E Dunn
What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Amazon Alexa
This week's free online safety guide focuses on Amazon Alexa. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as privacy risks, age-inappropriate content and insecure devices.
A free online safety guide on Amazon Alexa.
Alexa is an artificial intelligence (AI) software assistant created by Amazon in 2014 through which smartphone, tablet and smart device users can issue voice commands and ask questions in a range of languages by issuing the ‘wake’ or activation word Alexa. It can be accessed in several ways and is integrated into a growing number of ‘smart’ products including speakers, phones and clocks. Once viewed as expensive gimmicks, Alexa is now one of the most used voice assistants in the world.
In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as privacy risks, age-inappropriate content and insecure devices.