Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

CalSTRS Statement Regarding Shareholder Letter to Apple Inc

Dear Apple, worry more about children's mental health. Sincerely, California teachers Investors Urge Apple To Tackle 'Growing' Evidence Of Device Addiction In Kids
Ben Pena | 13 January, 2018, 19:13

The latest debate over how much tech companies can prevent addiction was spawned by an open letter sent by New York-based Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers' Retirement System, which collectively own US$2 billion of Apple stock.

"We believe addressing this issue now by offering parents more tools and choices could enhance Apple's business and increase demand for its products".

The letter argues that Apple could benefit "helping to protect the next generation of leaders, innovators, and customers tomorrow".

Limiting users' access to Apple's products and services might not seem like a good business decision for investors. "As a company that prides itself on values like inclusiveness, quality education, environmental protection, and supplier responsibility, Apple would also once again be showcasing the innovative spirit that made you the most valuable public company in the world". Both kids' mental and physical health is being effected by smartphone usage. "And would really just underscore the need to have a break from devices or media".

In fact, another recent study found that 48 percent of teens who are online for more than five hours a day are at risk for depression or thinking about suicide.

The open letter from Jana Partners and CalSTRS cited several studies examining the detrimental effects of excessive smartphone use in young people, from poor mental health to a lack of focus in the classroom.

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"What makes screen time unhealthy is less about the amount of time that kids spend in front of screens and more about what their screen-time use is getting in the way of", Lopes told Live Science in an email.

Sleep deprivation, which is linked to weight gain and high blood pressure.

Half of teenagers in the US feel like they are addicted to their mobile phones and report feeling pressure to immediately respond to phone messages, according to a 2016 survey of children and their parents by Common Sense Media.

Child development specialists are pretty concerned about the fallout from smartphones.

While two of Apple's biggest shareholders are pushing for new features to help limit damaging screen time for children, tech observers say there's no easy fix and the responsibility will remain with parents to do what's best for their kids. We want to ensure stakeholders and experts have a seat at the table as Apple develops these new tools and options moving forward.

According to an American Psychological Association (APA) survey of over 3,500 USA parents, 58% say they worry about the influence of social media on their child's physical and mental health, 48% say that regulating their child's screen time is a "constant battle", and 58% say they feel like their child is "attached" to their phone or tablet.

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