Bill Gates kept Smartphones Away From His Children
Washington:: Strange it may sound, but this is a fact. Microsoft founder Bill Gates has kept smartphones away from his three children till they attain an age of 14 years. Gates himself revealed this in an interview to a daily.
“I may be owner of a company that manufactures smartphones, but I did not permit my children to use them till they are 14” Gates said who is father of a son and two daughters..
He has also made a rule that no one should use smartphone when they are at the dinning table in the house. He also limited the amount of time they could use them before going to bed.
‘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,’ Gates, world’s richest man said.
Gates and his wife, Melinda, are parents to Jennifer, 20; Rory, 17; and Phoebe, 14.
Despite the irony of Gates playing a pivotal role in the technological revolution of the digital age, he still thinks limits need to be in place for children. ‘You’re always looking at how it can be used in a great way – homework and staying in touch with friends – and also where it has gotten to excess,’ the tech ginat who has laid down some values in life for this people to follow stated.
Gates strongly felt that 13 was the appropriate age for children to begin indulging in digital screen gadgets.
Gates might have amassed wealth but did not allow his children to become lavish. “We raise them as normal humans . They have to complete household chores and are given a modest amount of pocket money” he earlier revealed.