“They haven’t used it. We limit how much technology our kids use at home.” –said Steve Jobs
In an interview, Nick Bilton a reporter from New York Times asked Steve Jobs whether his children love and use the iPad. The response of Job was that his kids haven’t used the iPad yet.
Especially, the engineers from Silicon Valley are protecting their own children from technology. Probably all of you are familiar that the Silicon Valley is one of the best known places for making various technology innovations. Employees that work there, are one of the best technology experts and engineers. Namely, Waldrof School is a non – tech school, where computers aren’t used. It is interesting that this school is located in Los Altos and there the engineers send their children.
Chris Anderson is a CEO of 3D Robotics and in same time is father of 5 children. He had explained about the reason for keeping his children away from using technology in The Times. He says:
“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.”
Most of the people would agree that nowadays children tend to use technology at early age. The result of that is devoid of creativity and imagination. All parents should be aware that if children doesn’t have smart phone and laptop, it doesn’t mean that it will has any less quality childhood. Exactly the opposite, older people who were not grown at the era of technology had a much more fulfilled childhood. Older generations will recall that they were playing outside, learned from movement, hands – on interaction and they learned by reading books and socializing with their friends.
Learning in different ways has helped us become more aware individuals so, should we be more worried that 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 be more worried that we would be robbing them of a healthier, less dependent development if we do hand them a smartphone? We think Steve Jobs had it right in regard to his kids and recommend considering another way of organizing their free time.
Pay attention that by going outside and playing with the kids you will have more fun. Don’t forget that it is important to surround them with nature. Make them forget having the newest technology. Maybe at first they will be resentful but later they will be thankful!