Teach your kids that privacy, both online and off, is power.
– Jen Caltrider, Mozilla Foundation
PRIVACY NOT INCLUDED is Mozilla Foundation’s Annual Buyer’s Guide, compiled and curated after researching dozens of connected devices for the safest, more secure connected products, from smart speakers and wireless headphones to fitness trackers and kids’ tablets.
Connectivity is seeping into every part of children’s lives, from the toys that now come with built-in Bluetooth or WiFi connections to the smart devices they encounter at home. Protecting kids’ digital privacy has become more challenging every year—and that was before 2020 introduced families to virtual schooling, digital homework, and Zoom playdates.
Here’s what to know about the security of connected devices, and how to steer kids toward the best digital practices.
“Kids learn by watching adults … teach them from a young age that … everything they do, every click they make online can be tracked, monitored, and potentially used to target them. It’s not just creepy, it’s potentially dangerous.”