Apple’s CEO believes that schools need to limit their technology use and asserts that under his jurisdiction, his nephew wouldn’t be allowed to use social media.
Tim Cook gave a talk at Harlow College in Essex, U.K., in conjunction with the Friday announced that 70 institutions across Europe will use Apple‘s Everyone Can Code.
‘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,’ he said, according to the Guardian. ‘I don’t subscribe to that at all.’
Tim Cook talked at Harlow College in Essex, U.K., for the Friday announcement that 70 institutions across Europe will use Apple’s Everyone Can Code
He would continue by stating that even computer-aided courses shouldn’t let technology by over used.
The 57-year-old added: ‘There are are still concepts that you want to talk about and understand. In a course on literature, do I think you should use technology a lot? Probably not.’
Cook, who took over the company when Steve Jobs died in 2011, felt the company cared about youth not in the classroom.
‘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,’ he said
‘I don’t have a kid, but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on,’ said Cook.
‘There are some things that I won’t allow; I don’t want them on a social network.’
The company recently promised to help combat iPhone addiction after two major shareholders raised concern about the trend in kids.
Tony Fadell, creator of both the iPod and iPhone, felt that Apple wasn’t doing enough to combat tech addiction.
‘I don’t have a kid, but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on. There are some things that I won’t allow; I don’t want them on a social network,’ said Cook
‘Apple Watches, Google Phones, Facebook, Twitter — they’ve gotten so good at getting us to go for another click, another dopamine hit,’ he said in a tweet.
‘They now have a responsibility & need to start helping us track & manage our digital addictions across all usages — phone, laptop, TV, etc.’
Cook isn’t the only tech giant looking to limit the use of technology in their loved ones.
Microsoft giant Bill Gates didn’t let his children get smartphones until they were 14.
Steve Jobs wouldn’t even let his kids use iPads when they first came out 2010.