Planning on buying a smartwatch for your child this shopping season? Read this first.

Regulators in Germany have placed a ban on the domestic sale of children's smartwatches that have a listening function. This apparently is as issue because parents have been using the devices to secretly eavesdrop on teachers at their kids' school.

In an announcement, the Federal Network Agency telecoms agency stated that it had already taken action against some online sellers. These smartwatches are particularly targeted at children between the ages of 5 and 12 years.

"Via an app, parents can use such children's watches to listen unnoticed to the child's environment and they are to be regarded as an unauthorized transmitting system," said Jochen Homann, president of the Federal Network Agency in a statement. "According to our research, parents' watches are also used to listen to teachers in the classroom."

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Source: MSN News

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