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Apple investors urge action to curb child gadget addiction

AP  |  New York 

Two investors are urging the maker to take action to curb growing addiction among children.

and the California State Teachers' Retirement System, or CalSTRS, said today in open letter to that the company must offer more choices and tools to help youngsters fight addiction to its gadgets.

The two investors collectively control $2 billion worth of

Among their proposals to Apple: establish an expert committee including child development specialists; offer Apple's vast information to researchers; and enhance mobile device software so that parents have more options to protect the children's health.

The letter cited various studies and surveys on how the usage of and negatively affected children's mental and physical health.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 13:55 IST