This Is the Safest Age To Give a Child a Smartphone, According To Bill Gates
Sure, every kid wants a smartphone at an early age, but the decision of when to finally give them one isn’t easy.
In addition to the developmental effects, there are safety and security concerns that need to be taken into account.
Every parent has an opinion on the matter, but this guy might get more people to listen to his than the average parent does.
It’s billionaire Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft.
His fortune is built on technology, but he’s strict when it comes to giving devices to his kids.
He banned his kids from getting mobile phones before they were fourteen.
He says, “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. Youre always looking at how [technology] can be used in a great way homework and staying in touch with friends and also where it has gotten to excess.”
Of course, he implemented other restrictions as well.
We dont have cellphones at the table when we are having a meal. We didnt give our kids cellphones until they were fourteen.They complained other kids got them earlier.
Despite being immersed in tech (and wealth) Bill Gates is known for a low-key approach to his status.
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