Please find the National Online Safety guide for ‘What Parents Need to Know About Voice Activated Searching‘ below.
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Voice activated search, also known as ‘voice search’ or ‘voice-enabled search’ is a search tool that allows the user to use a voice command to search the internet, a website, or an app. It is commonly associated with smart speakers or digital assistants such as Alexa, Siri and Cortana. They can be used on smartphones and also operate on separate devices like the Amazon Echo or Google Home. They are particularly beneficial for children with disabilities who struggle with using a keyboard.
In the guide, you’ll find tips on a number of potential risks such as adult content, data misuse and online purchases.