High-tech toys, games and apps are good for kids. Such toys are a fun way for kids to start learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As some of these toys let kids program and code, they are engaging in active learning, which will help them retain more skills than playing with traditional, writes Heba Kanso in CBS News. This is beneficial considering how technologically advanced society is becoming.
High-tech toys are bad for kids, especially internet-connected toys and dolls, as they are susceptible to hackers, writes Mike Elgan in ComputerWorld. Hackers have been increasingly able to steal from these toy owners personal data, including pictures and chats, of them and their children. The fear of these security breaches is that criminals and pedophiles may illegally use the stolen information to harm children.