Is Smart Technology Invading Our Children’s Privacy?

[EDIT: In our interview, we mistakenly referred to Dr O’Brien as a ‘psychiatrist’ instead of a ‘psychologist’. We apologise for any confusion this has caused, and have amended all mentions of this misrepresentation.]

New technology for smart watches and smartphones, allowing parents to track their children’s movements and activity on their phones, is raising questions around whether or not this surveillance is ethical, and child experts are suggesting that these apps may have negative psychological effects on children and their relationship with their parents. The Daily spoke with Dr Kimberley O’Brien, Principle Psychologist and CEO of The Quirky Kid Clinic. 

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