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Children who use virtual assistants like Siri could develop rude speaking habits

Feb 2, 2018 by

Image result for amazon Alexa photosModern children have become used to having a digital assistant at their beck and call.

But the “Alexa generation” risks rudeness towards real humans because they have become used to barking orders with no consequences, a report has warned.

New figures show that 42 per cent of children aged between nine and 16 use voice recognition gadgets at home, with the most popular option being Apple’s Siri assistant.

Children are most likely to ask the assistants for homework help, with one in seven using it to look up facts or for a virtual dictionary or thesaurus.

Source: Children who use virtual assistants like Siri could develop rude speaking habits | National Post

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