DeepAI AI Chat
Log In Sign Up

Towards Usable Parental Control for Voice Assistants

by   Peiyi Yang, et al.

Voice Personal Assistants (VPA) have become a common household appliance. As one of the leading platforms for VPA technology, Amazon created Alexa and designed Amazon Kids for children to safely enjoy the rich functionalities of VPA and for parents to monitor their kids' activities through the Parent Dashboard. Although this ecosystem is in place, the usage of Parent Dashboard is not yet popularized among parents. In this paper, we conduct a parent survey to find out what they like and dislike about the current parental control features. We find that parents need more visuals about their children's activity, easier access to security features for their children, and a better user interface. Based on the insights from our survey, we present a new design for the Parent Dashboard considering the parents' expectations.


page 1

page 2

page 3

page 4


SkillBot: Identifying Risky Content for Children in Alexa Skills

Many households include children who use voice personal assistants (VPA)...

Alexa as a CALL platform for children: Where do we start?

Amazon's Alexa is now widely available and shows interesting potential a...

Ridesharing Services and Car-Seats: Technological Perceptions and Usage Patterns

Children are one of the most vulnerable groups in traffic crashes. Child...

A Survey on Amazon Alexa Attack Surfaces

Since being launched in 2014, Alexa, Amazon's versatile cloud-based voic...

Improving the communication for children with speech disorder using the smart toys

An attempt is made to develop a smart toy to help the children suffering...

Intelligent Virtual Assistant knows Your Life

In the IoT world, intelligent virtual assistant (IVA) is a popular servi...

Using Amazon Alexa APIs as a Source of Digital Evidence

With the release of Amazon Alexa and the first Amazon Echo device, the c...