"D-o-l-l-h-o-u-s-e, I see things that nobody else sees."
" If my sister gets this I will find a hammer."
" This makes Chucky look outright benevolent."
Caution, bad language in this clip, showing the potential for bad language to be hacked into the doll:
Awesome musings from guest blogger Acerules:
A few years ago I was a child who would have loved a doll that could talk back to me, yes there were toys that repeated what you said or they had a recorded message but one that you could have had a conversation with? That would have blown my mind.
But that doesn't mean it's ok. Young kids are extremely easy to manipulate, if a pretty doll asked them a question that an older, more experienced person would find strange or unsafe, the kid won't see anything wrong with it. I personally believe that if Cayla had safety measures and failsafes it wouldn't be that much of a problem . It wouldn't be that hard to programme the app with responses, it does not have to be connected to the entire internet.
I think the manufacturers should put a code that you have to use to connect it to Bluetooth onto the back of the doll (making each one different) to make hacking much more difficult.
Take away the security questions and it's a doll that talks back. A plastic friend.
Germany banning the doll, safe link