Parental Controls Necessary
Photo Credit: NY Daily News
Kids “borrowing” money from their parents and buying things behind their back is nothing new. However, with the invention of devices such as Alexa and Google Home, it looks like it just got a lot easier. In 2017, six-year-old Brooke Neitzel ordered a $170 KidKraft dollhouse and four pounds of cookies to her house in San Diego by asking her families Amazon Alexa. Her mother only realized what had happened after she had received confirmation of the order for something she definitely didn’t order herself. After her mother had put the pieces together that it was Brooke, she donated the dollhouse to a local hospital and set up parental controls on Alexa.
Brooke’s story doesn’t stop there!