Kate Winslet bans her kids from social media – but would you?
We've been reading a recent interview with actress Kate Winslet, where she says social media, like Facebook and Twitter, makes her "blood boil". And is the reason, she says, that she won't allow social media in her house.
Kate, who has 3 children (including a 15-year-old daughter), says the pressure children feel to get validation on social media is a "huge problem... because all they ever do is design themselves for people to like them".
She also says she thinks smartphones and tablets are increasingly eating into family life and that we parents should get tough on our technology-engrossed kids. "It's important," she says, "to say something publicly, like, 'Let your kids climb trees. Take the device out their hand. Play Monopoly!"
So do you agree with Kate? Would you/do you ban your children from social media? Do you think most kids spend too much time on phones and tablets?
Or do you disagree? And think social media, phones and tablets are all just part of modern family life now?
Please do let us know what you think by adding a post to this thread. We'd love to hear your views!