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CUPERTINO, CA - OCTOBER 04: Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller standing in front of an image showing thought bubbles discusses the new personal assistant called Siri for the new iPhone 4s at the company's headquarters October 4, 2011 in Cupertino, California. The announcement marks the first time new CEO Tim Cook introduced a new product since Apple co-founder Steve Jobs resigned in August. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

A new study says YES. When kids hear their parents bark at Alexa and Siri for information about the weather or whatever their hearts’ desire, the kids are picking up on the abrupt commands, and it’s spilling over into how the kids communicate with parents, teachers and any “real” person they interact with.

And younger children are interacting with these devices quite a bit. Estimates show that 42 percent of kids aged nine to 16 use voice recognition devices for help with homework.

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