Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Smart toys' effect on children development and marketing

With the emergence of smart toys for children, producers and academia have conflicted views on the effect of these on children's development. While producers claim the smart toys help develop and stimulate children's brains, critics are concerned that the constant stimuli of smart toys are inhibiting children's imagination and could cause problems focusing. Furthermore they also worry that companies are using the toys to push their own commercial agenda and obtain sensitive customer data before the child even knows he's a customer. However, in a world that is increasingly smart, tech-driven and multitasking, what time is the right to introduce children to this world and in what manner? Or are the skeptics just pushing their regular pessimism about technological change?


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