Not your typical Luddite� Hollywood actress

Kate Winslet may be playing a high-flying executive of technology giant Apple in her latest film role, but the British-born star has spoken out against the use of computer gadgets in the home.

Why doesn't she like them?

Winslet claims that mums and dads are "losing control" of their children in an age of hand-held computers and smartphones. "Take the device out of their hand," Winslet said. "Don't let them sleep with it."

What's the alternative?

The mother of three has urged parents to play Monopoly or "drawing games" instead. Winslet, who has a daughter and two sons - Mia, 15, Joe, 11 and Bear, 23 months - said: "These things are not rocket science. If we go to the pub we always take paper and pen."

And that's not all�

The 40-year-old Titanic and Revolutionary Road star has also banned her children from using social media. But with good reason. Winslet said sites such as Facebook were having a "huge impact on young women's selfesteem because all they will ever do is design themselves for people to like them. And what comes along with that? Eating disorders."

Sounds like she hasn't fully embraced her new character

There is a contrast between Winslet's on and off-screen personas. The Berkshire-born actress plays marketing executive Joanna Hoffman alongside Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogan in director Danny Boyle's new film, Steve Jobs, about the Apple co-founder who died in 2011.

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