Why Tech Execs Don’t Rush to Get Their Children Smartphones
The New York Times’ article, “Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent,” reveals that leading tech executives set strong limits on their own children’s tech use. One such limit is that kids aren’t provided smartphones until they reach between the ages of 14 and 16. This contrasts with the overall trend of giving younger and younger children smartphones, as many elementary- and middle-school-age kids now carry them.
Why do tech execs parent so differently on the issue of smartphones? In all likelihood, their insiders’ knowledge allows them to see through the false promise that smartphones bring the family closer…
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