Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)
If you fall within the Gen-Y era like us, chances are you’ve given a bunch of thought as to how you would raise your own children in these days and age (assuming you don’t have children already). Technology is change nowadays regularly, so much has changed since our childhoods in the 90s and 80s. Here’s one question: Would you introduce the technological wonder that is the iPod and iPad to your kids?
Steve Jobs wouldn’t, and for good reason too.
In a Sunday article, New York Times reporter Nick Bilton said he once assumingly asked Jobs,“So your kids must love the iPad?”
Jobs responded: “They haven’t used it. We limit how much technology our kids use at home.”
In Silicon Valley there is a trend in engineers who work there. They limit their children and shield them from the gadgets and technology of present. They even send their kids to non technological schools, where computer aren’t found anywhere because they only focus on hand learning not by computer or Mac book
There is a quote that was highlighted in The Times by Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics and a father of five. He explains what drives those who work in tech to keep it from their kids.
“My kids accuse me and my wife of being fascists and overly concerned about tech, and they say that none of their friends have the same rules… That’s because we have seen the dangers of technology firsthand. I’ve seen it in myself, I don’t want to see that happen to my kids.”
If kids and teenager is spending too much time to smartphone and computer then get ready for the setting up our children for incomplete, handicapped lives devoid of imagination, creativity and wonder when we hook them onto technology at an early age. We were the last generation to play outside precisely because we didn’t have smartphones and laptops. We learned from movement, hands-on interaction, and we absorbed information through books and socialization with other humans as opposed to a Google search.
Learning by nature and creativity is can only developed by playing outside and learning something by his own. But Youtube got it all so why imagine things if they are available on internet. we are robbing our children of the ability to Snapchat and play “Candy Crush” all day if we don’t hand them a smartphone, or should we more worried that we would be robbing them of a healthier, less dependent development if we do hand them a smartphone? Steve Jobs had it right in regard to his kids.
So please cut short you childrens time to use smartphone. Instead of that Play outside with them and surround them with nature; they might hate you, but they will absolutely thank you for it later
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