David Gelles at the NYT has a story on an open letter by Janas Partners & Calstrs to Apple pushing the company to offer, among other things, more granular parental controls on iOS. The idea here is more parental controls will help parents better govern their children’s time with tech.
As I said to Carolina Milanesi and John Gruber on Twitter today, the onus is ultimately on educators and parents to monitor how much screen time a child gets. More granular parental controls are good, but it isn’t the responsibility of tech companies to limit how much time children have with technology. As I was taught in my early childhood development classes years back, that responsibility rests squarely on the shoulders of the adults who care for our children.
See also: Apple’s statement on this matter, per Rene Ritchie.