Apple, kids, and iphone addiction: Parental controls in IOS are long overdue
The promised “new features and enhancements” might be too little, too late.
If there’s anyone who loves our iphones more than we do, it’s our kids. Whether it’s an ipod touch, ipad mini, or a hand-me-down iphone 5s, a whole generation of children are growing up with Apple’s mobile devices, giving them a whole new set of risks and dangers to navigate.
But while Apple has done an admirable job keeping the App Store safe and apps engaging for kids, it hasn’t done much to protect them from the effects of the device itself. Last week, an influential group of Apple investors published an open letter ( go.macworld.com/opnl) to Apple titled, “Think Differently About Kids”