Several of Apple’s shareholders asked the company to conduct research and to test how much impact the use of the iPhone on the psyche of minors.
In the letter to shareholders of Apple were joined by activists of educational institutions in California. The letter States that in recent years, cases confirm that the use of smartphones can have a negative effect on children.
The shareholders note that in the event of a real threat to the health and psyche of underage users of the iPhone, it has an extremely negative impact on the company Apple.
As a preventive measure, the authors of the appeal urge Apple improve parental controls on the iOS level. This would help parents to limit the time the child spends with the smartphone, to set certain hours that will be open access social networks and more. In addition, parental controls can be set so that adults could monitor how the child uses iPhone.
According to the authors of the current limitations in iOS minimum. The fact that the child may not, without the permission of parents buy games and make in-app purchases, of course, plus, but this is not enough.
Apple has not yet given an official response to handling of shareholders.
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