'I don't want my nephew on a social network,' says Apple CEO Tim Cook; calls for limits on use of tech in schools

Apple CEO Tim Cook believes that there should be limits to the use of technology in schools and he does not want his nephew to use a social network.

According to a report by The Guardian, the Apple CEO was speaking at Harlow college in England, where he was visiting to launch Apple’s 'Everyone Can Code' curriculum.

Apple CEO, Tim Cook. Reuters.

Apple CEO, Tim Cook. Reuters.

Tim Cook warned about the overuse of technology while talking to the students at the school in England.

The Apple Everyone Can Code curriculum which is adopted by 70 institutions across Europe teaches students computing skills through the use of a variety of games, lessons and interactive materials. Every student is provided with an iPad with coding apps and tools. Teachers guide them through the course and students completing the course get two qualifications at the end of the course.

Cook also said that one should prefer learning coding if asked to choose between a foreign language or coding.

The CEO said that education is a great equaliser for people. He also mentioned that introducing coding at early age will help gender diversity, as the gender diversity is not good in computer science courses at many universities.

Up to 1.8 million Apple developers in China have earned $16.93 billion, roughly a quarter of total earnings from the App Store in China.

Updated Date: Jan 22, 2018 09:47 AM