There have been growing concerns about whether exposure to social networks and some other technology is damaging the health of the children who use them or not, often from a very early age. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has aired his views about this.
He said that while he doesn’t have a child of his own, he does have a nephew who he puts “boundaries” on.
I don’t have a kid, but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on,” he told The Guardian. “There are some things that I won’t allow. I don’t want them on a social network.
This is similar to what Steve Jobs did earlier on, who banned his children from overusing even Apple’s own products, believing that they could be damaging to children if used in the wrong way.
Mr Cook also warned about the danger of believing that technology should be used for everything, he also cautioned against some technologists’ belief that more computers could solve everything.
I don’t believe in overuse [of technology]. I’m not a person that says we’ve achieved success if you’re using it all the time. I don’t subscribe to that at all.
Although technology brought lots of positive improvement to mankind, we can’t deny the fact that it has also brought the negative as well, especially for children, moderation is important.
Timothy Donald Cook is an American business executive, developer and industrial engineer born on born November 1, 1960. He has been Apple’s Chief Executive Officer since August 2011 and was previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer since October 2005. Mr. Cook joined Apple in March 1998 and served as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Operations from 2002 to 2005. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Cook served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Sales, Service and Support. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Cook served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations.