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Sunday April 23, 2017

Bill Gates Banned His Children from Mobile Phones until They Turned 14

Should you ban your kids from smartphone usage until they hit their teens? Bill thought so; none of his kids were allowed to have them until they turned 14. As the children of the world’s richest man, though, I am sure they had plenty of other ways to stay entertained. I wonder if they are still banned from using Apple products, though.

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آ…even one of humanity’s greatest technological innovators still banned his kids from having mobiles until they were 14, forbids them at the dinner table and limits his youngest’s screen time before she goes to bed. Father to Jennifer, 20, Rory, 17, and Phoebe, 14, he admits: "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. "You’re always looking at how it can be used in a great way آ– homework and staying in touch with friends آ– and also where it has gotten to excess. "We don’t have cellphones at the table when we are having a meal, we didn’t give our kids cellphones until they were 14 and they complained other kids got them earlier."

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