Getting A Smart Toy? How To Keep Your Child’s Info Safe

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Florida’s Attorney General has a warning for parents looking to buy their kids toys that connect to the internet this holiday season.

Before even buying smart toys, parents are advised to check if the toys have the proper security and privacy protections for children.

“When shopping for children’s presents, safety should be the top priority. I urge parents to be cautious of any toy that could collect and share a child’s sensitive information,” said Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Smart toys could collect children’s information such as their location, home address, age, name, pictures and even voice data.

If the toy does not have the proper security and privacy settings, all of that information may get into the wrong hands.

The FBI has the following suggestions to make sure you’re taking added precautions to check if the smart toy is safe for your child: