You would think that parents who work at Apple, Google and other big tech companies let their kids have free reign on electronics. But according to a recent New York Times article, they are actually quite stringent with their kids when it comes to screen time.
According to the article, not even Steve Jobs let his kids have an iPad when they first came out. “We limit how much technology our kids have at home,” he told the New York Times in 2010. Likewise, Twitter founder Evan Williams says his kids’ preferred toy of choice is books. And that’s physical books, not a Nook or Kindle.
The debate over how much screen time is appropriate for kids is nothing new. In one corner are the experts who say giving kids the latest technology creates learning skills needed to succeed. In the other corner are experts who say kids need to step away from the screens and get outside and play. Most agree that anything in moderation is OK, including screen time.
Click here to read our interview with digital lifestyle expert Randi Zuckerberg on how to set screen time boundaries with your kids. Yep, even the former Facebook exec does it, too.
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