Raising your kids while they are surrounded by tons of technology every single day can be a very peculiar experience. Especially if you use virtual/artificial intelligence assistants at home, like Alexa from Amazon or Siri from Apple.
Kids can quickly start relying on them as authority figures that sometimes have more knowledge than their parents, leading to some pretty hilarious (and low-key dystopian and troubling) situations. However, let’s not spoil too much for you, Pandas. Bored Panda has collected some of the funniest tweets about what it’s like to be a parent in the age when Alexa, Siri, and other AI assistants are becoming ever more deeply entrenched in our homes and daily lives.
Don’t forget to upvote the tweets that you enjoyed the most. Meanwhile, if you’re a parent or if you use an AI assistant, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the over-reliance on tech at home.
Bored Panda reached out to writer and parenting blogger Molly DeFrank, who helps parents navigate tech in the home, and had a chat with her about when we should get worried about our kids relying on tech, screens, and the internet too much, what we can do to balance things out, and why it’s important to have firm boundaries. You’ll find Molly’s fantastic insights below, so be sure to read on, Pandas.