Data-grabbing toys expose American children to hidden dangers

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This past Christmas, American parents spent an average $330 on gifts for each child. Many of these gifts were tech-oriented gadgets – with so-called “eyes” and “ears” with sensors capable of picking up on sensitive information.

A new report published by ParentsTogether, a nonprofit organization that covers issues impacting children and families, show how many of the gifts pose a danger to the well-being of American youths.

The report, tilted “The Dangerous Tech Toys Report 2022,” is divided into four sections: products marketed to preschoolers, elementary schooler, teens and one that impact kids of all ages.

The authors argue no device created for young people that connects to the internet “can be made completely safe,” largely because “tech companies haven’t designed their products with children’s safety in mind.”

In the preschoolers category, the report authors zeroed in on eKids Paw patrol Walkie Talkies.

One of the potential dangers …

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