Apple Urged To Do More To Protect Kids From Smartphone Addiction

Posted: Jan 9 2018, 9:35am CST | by , in News | Apple

 
Apple Urged to Do More to Protect Kids From Smartphone Addiction
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  • Investors Want Apple to Do More to Protect Kids From Smartphone Addiction

Apple urged to Help Combat Addiction among Children to iPhones

Apple is being requested by investors to do more as regards the addiction among kids to its smartphones. This trend has dire side effects which have made the health of children come under serious consideration.

Two of the main investors in Apple have given the company an ultimatum regarding this. In an Open Letter (via USToday) to Apple, Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System have shown their interest in Apple doing something about this negative trend. Gizmos and social media are having a very potentially deadly effect on children.

Silicon Valley is just beginning to feel the weight of this burden as far as the future generation are concerned. No one is exempt from this liability least of all Apple Inc.

The two investors mentioned earlier have a $2 billion stake in the company. They have urged Apple to fight the tendency among youngsters to keep their eyes glued to their iPhones.

Apple has refused to comment any further on the matter. Both kids’ mental and physical health is being effected by smartphone usage.

Besides serving as sources of distraction in the classroom and diverting concentration from educational tasks, smartphones tend to promote a greater risk of depressive illness and self harm among students.

Child development specialists are pretty concerned about the fallout from smartphones. 67% of the teachers in schools notice that there are negative consequences of smartphone usage in classrooms.

Also over 75% of teachers reported that students’ ability to focus on education was diminished thanks to smartphone usage. Especially 8th grade students are the most heavily into social media devices and they require the utmost care with this potentially addictive technology.

Without these devices, students also scored higher on empathy which is a good thing. The very idea of being hooked on cold machines is chilling to say the least.

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