Technology is helping to teach children to be . Amazon will soon start selling a children's of its virtual assistant Alexa. The new assistant will be called "FreeTime". The child-friendly will include what Amazon calls a "Magic Word" . Of course, there are two magic words: "Please," and: "Thank you." The smart software is programmed to encourage children to say "please" and "thank you" they ask the device questions. An of this is if a child asks FreeTime: "What is the capital city of Australia?" Alexa will answer and end its with: "Thank you for asking so nicely." Amazon hopes this will encourage children to copy the device and be polite.
Amazon says the Magic Word is to answer the many customers who said was teaching children to be rude. Many smart devices give out sentences without using any polite words. Parents said children copy this of speaking and forget to say "please" or "thank you". Children also got used to asking devices questions without being polite. Not is happy with this new technology. Josh Golin, executive director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, said: "AI devices...interfere with the -to-face interactions and child-driven that children need to grow." He believes parents should spend more with children and teach them politeness.