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When you're addicted to mobile phones, Silicon Valley elites have already let their children "run away from the screen."

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Jobs and hisIPhoneIt ushered in the era of mobile internet, but he banned his children from using electronic products in their bedrooms. He told the New York Times that he forbade children to play.IPadAt home, children's use of electronic products will be strictly limited.16 years old to useMobile phoneInternet function.At the dinner table, Jobs would talk to his family about books, history and so on. No one was addicted to electronic devices.

Bill Gates often limits his children's time to touch the screen before they go to bed, andChildren are prohibited from using mobile phones before the age of 14.

Dallas Lone Man owner, billionaire Mark Cooper, is more secretive about managing children's screen time. He willLet children hand in their mobile phones at 10 o'clock on weekends and 11 o'clock on weekends.If they have friends to play at home, they don't have to hand it in, but they use technology.Monitor the use of children's mobile phones.

He even gave his son $150 if he promised not to watch Minecraft for two months. If you want to watch game videos, you need to watch math videos or solve math problems in exchange.

Chris Anderson, former editor-in-chief of Wired, currently CEO, of a robot and drone company, thinks,Between candy and cocaine, the screen is closer to cocaine.

He thinks the technicians who built these products and the authors who watched the technological revolution were naive enough to think they could control it, but it has gone beyond our control.

He had five children and set them 12 rules related to electronic equipment. These include:

The summer vacation before high school can only have a cell phone;

There should be no screen in the bedroom.

Network content shielding;

13 years old to use social media;

It is absolutely forbidden to use the iPad.

Set a timetable for using the screen (which is executed by Google WiFi and controlled from his mobile phone). Is the child disobedient? Then the network will be disconnected for 24 hours.

Silicon Valley Consensus

Everything shows a consensus in Silicon Valley.Technology is too addictive and may be harmful to young people's brains.

Children are using electronic products more and more frequently. Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization, reports that the daily use of mobile devices by children aged 0 to 8 in the United States has risen from five minutes in 2011 to 48 minutes in 2017.

Today'sThe average age of American children who own their first mobile phone is 10.According to the Youth Blue Book: Report on Internet Use and Reading Practice of Chinese Minors (2017-2018),The percentage of Chinese minors owning their own mobile phones reached 73.1%.

In fact, the problem of teenagers'excessive use of mobile phones has long been concerned by many organizations.

Studies have shown that excessive use of electronic devices can interfere with children's health. A paper in the academic journal Computers in Human Behavior studied the effects of electronic devices on children aged 9-12. After five days in a field camp without electronic devices, these children showed an improvement in their ability to understand non-verbal emotions. Too much screen time can have negative physical effects on children, including obesity and psychological problems.

The American Academy of Pediatrics also recommends limiting the use of electronic devices, which may make you happier.

Two of Apple's major shareholders have written to urge Apple to take measures to limit children's access to mobile phones. They also want Apple to study the effects of frequent use of mobile phones on mental health. The open letter cites several studies suggesting that overuse of these electronic devices can have a negative impact on students.

_Waldorf who advocates hand, heart and brain learning as a wholeeducation

Where do the rich send their children to school?

"When everyone has access to science and technology, the old digital divide will disappear; when some people begin to avoid the use of science and technology, a new digital divide will emerge." Chris Anderson, a former editor of Wired magazine, described this phenomenon as having really happened in the United States.

Where do American rich people send their children to school? In Silicon Valley, among the top executives and engineers of many high-tech companies, except for the beginning of the fashion of not exposing their children to intelligent technology products. They evenSend the children to the traditional ones.There is no intelligent or technological product at all.Waldorf School.In teaching, it advocates physical exercise and manual operation, and believes that computers will damage children's creative thinking, action ability, interpersonal communication ability and attention.

At Waldorf Iberia, three-quarters of parents have high-tech backgrounds. It's not difficult for them to afford high tuition fees, and there's no computer on the campus of this school.

The nearby Hillview Public High School is promoting its iPad education program, where children learn to use an iPad as an essential learning tool.

Children from middle class and poorer families may grow up with electronic devices, while those from the elite will return to the life of puppets and caregivers.

When the "screen" becomes the norm of life

A rural child may be addicted to mobile games, but his fate may also be changed by technology.

For example, previous reports about "a screen":

"More than 200 middle schools and 72,000 people watch live courses from famous schools. In 16 years, 88 people have been admitted to Peking University and Tsinghua University. "This screen may change fate," the report said. Some people are very excited. They regard the lectures given by famous teachers in key high schools in big cities as high-quality educational resources. Live broadcasting technology narrows the gap between urban and rural areas.

Regardless of the controversy behind it, technological progress and live teaching at least provide a way of thinking to solve the problem of educational resources, and give poor areas a light of hope.

Bill Gates also favours the use of electronics by teenagers. As a philanthropist, he is interested in personalized education. Science and technology can create personalized courses for different students.

Gates believes that the role of electronic products should be to help students grow, not entertainment. "Personalized education is not a panacea," Gates wrote on his blog. "However, I believe that this approach can help more young people realize their full potential."

Nowadays, in mobile app stores, various applications related to children's programming enlightenment teaching are springing up, even toy manufacturers like Lego are reluctant to let go of the cake of children's programming education, and the Python programming language course in the era of artificial intelligence has even begun to be piloted in some primary schools in some areas.

How to let Wa not be laid off on the first day of college, cultivate "machine thinking" and "dance with the machine" has become the top of the food chain in the era of artificial intelligence, and has become a question for many parents to think about.

"1. Any technology that I had when I was born is part of the ordinary world order.

2. Any technology born between the ages of 15 and 35 is a revolutionary product that will change the world.

3. Any technology that came into being after I was 35 years old is against the laws of nature and will be scolded by heaven."

-Glass Adams (author of the Milky way Walk Guide)

Technology is like a double-edged sword. It has both good and bad sides. The birth of each new technology will bring new controversy. One thing is certain.For ordinary people, it is impossible to abandon the mobile phone and escape the screen.The Internet has become a part of work and social interaction, and a normal life. What we can do is to recognize and accept this, embrace what benefits us, resist and correct what damages us.

Main reference links:

A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley, by New York Times

Tech Used to Be for the Rich. Now They're Paying to Avoid It., by futurism.com

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