Parents in Chief: No Tech Time for Kids During Week

According to this NY Times article, President Obama’s kids, 14 and 11 years old, are only allowed to use technology on weekends.  During the week, computers may only be brought out for homework use.

This was surprising, especially for a President who is way more tech savvy than his predecessors.  However, when I thought about it from POTUS’ point of view, there is something to be said about shielding his kids from the harsh glare of the political spotlight.  After all, it’s much harder to see the negative feedback about your parents if you aren’t constantly on Twitter.

What do you think?

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One thought on “Parents in Chief: No Tech Time for Kids During Week

  1. “knowing” the president I have to agree 🙂

    Being a tech dadd myself I have to agree that we are getting lost in technology and sometimes I feel that the whole learning factor for example with ipads is not happening.
    Here is what we wrote about using technology in the day2day – http://blog.imaginemachine.com/2012/08/23/the-slow-app-movement/

    Thank you for your great blog – just discovered it

    Eyal
    Founder
    iMaginemachine.com

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