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Old 05-07-2019, 11:15   #1
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Amazon Echo. Alexa and kids

My daughter is five and she loves Alexa
Had great fun with me supervising getting songs and stories etc on it

She also had a huge thirst for knowledge and loves asking her questions. As such I’m wanting to get her one for her room so when she asks me a question before bed we can find an answer there and then

Question is how can I add parental controls to what would be her Dot

Can I add a time when it will not work. For example from 8 til 8 ?
Can I also ensure that she can’t buy anything using it ?
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Old 05-07-2019, 11:27   #2
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can't really help, but just wanted to add this as an FYI if you do use an alexa unit https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...cally-forever/
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You can definitely set it not to buy anything, but not sure if you can just do it for her and her echo, but I think you can. I have all mine set not to buy.

My kids love theirs, there is an app so you can add custom questions and there is a new feature where u can get it to do an announcement in other echos, so it can tell your kids to go to sleep.
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You can definitely set it not to buy anything, but not sure if you can just do it for her and her echo, but I think you can. I have all mine set not to buy.

My kids love theirs, there is an app so you can add custom questions and there is a new feature where u can get it to do an announcement in other echos, so it can tell your kids to go to sleep.
Cheers. I take it there are some guides on you tube I can search for when home ?
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This seems to be an informative site on how to enable parental controls on Alexa :

https://protectyoungeyes.com/devices...ntal-controls/

It looks like you can set all sorts of stuff like time controls etc.
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Cheers.
It seems there are more options in the US than in the UK as some of the features for Stateside devices don’t seem to be available over here.

I’ll have to wait til it arrives but can’t see that, in the Uk at least, you can set times when it will not work, and that even in the US some of the parental features are bizarrely behind a pay wall
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