As a parent, you are probably thinking that if you let your kids grow up with tech devices then they may become more intelligent than the average kids. This might be your own thinking but you will be surprised to hear that Silicon Valley’s tech masters like Bill Gates, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg and others do not think like that way when they consider their kids to grow with.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates recently shared with The Mirror that how he enforces very strict rules when it comes to kids and tech. For instance, he said “We often set a time after which there is no screen time,” “And in their case, that helps them get to sleep at a reasonable hour. You’re always looking at how it can be used in a great way – homework and staying in touch with friends – and also where it has gotten to excess. He also added that “We don’t have cell-phones at the table when we are having a meal, we didn’t give our kids cell-phones until they were 14, and they complained other kids got them earlier.”
Apple family also have been keeping away their kids from tech. For example, Late Apple founder Steve Jobs, who changed the world with iconic gadgets like the iPod, iPhone, and MacBook was very strict with his kids like, when a reporter asked him whether his kids loved the new iPad, and he replied: “They haven’t used it.” Even he continued with “We limit how much technology our kids use at home.”
Interestingly, Tim Cook, the present CEO of Apple who hasn’t got any kid but won’t let his nephew have a social media account, as he said in January that “I don’t have a kid, but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on. There are some things that I won’t allow; I don’t want them on a social network.” Tim conceded that in spite of the fact that the web could be enabling, it’s likewise perilous. Likewise, he said” the bigger issue is that some of these tools are used to divide people, to manipulate people, to get fake news to people in broad numbers so as to influence their thinking. I don’t believe in overuse [of technology]. I’m not a person that says we’ve achieved success if you’re using it all the time. I don’t subscribe to that at all.”
Furthermore, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is also strict when it comes to kids. “I would never tell a kid to get off their phones, any kid doing anything technical, addicted to a computer, addicted to a game. Let them find themselves in the world. Don’t force your values on them.”
The social intelligent Mark Zuckerberg once in a letter wrote to his newborn daughter that “You will be busy when you’re older, so I hope you take time to smell all the flowers and put all the leaves you want in your bucket now,” he confided, making no mention of likes, hashtags or face-scanning tech.
However, as the world is now growing up with the tech, kids require advanced aptitudes. But, exploring their life with offline is vital as well. So, as a parent, what do you think about your kids? please let us know in your comments below.