Pink Says 11-Year-Old Daughter Can’t Have A Phone Until She Can Prove Social Media Is Good For You

Most kids grow up using smartphones from the time they can hold one. This early (and constant) exposure to technology can obviously have some harmful effects on children’s development, but it’s just become the norm. However, not everyone is on board with that idea, like Pink. The worldwide megastar says her 11-year-old daughter Willow doesn’t have her own phone and won’t be getting one anytime soon.

During an interview on KTU 103.5 FM’s “Carolina with Greg T in the Morning Show,” Pink admitted that Willow stands out in her class because she’s the only one without a phone. However, that hasn’t encouraged the singer to change her stance.

“My kids don’t have a phone, and my daughter is the only 11-year-old in her class that doesn’t have one,” Pink explained. “It’s hard. A lot of my friends have their kids on TikTok, and I don’t.”

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Of course, Willow sometimes pushes back against this idea. After all, if all her friends are doing something, she’s going to want to take part. However, Pink knows she’s doing the best thing for Willow’s well-being.

“I told Willow, ‘That just doesn’t move my needle. They’re not my kids. You’re my kid.’ She has a lot of eyes on her,” Pink said.

Not only does Willow get extra attention as the child of a famous person, but Pink doesn’t want Willow to internalize some of the more toxic ideals that are so ubiquitous across social media.

“I told her, point blank, ‘If you can produce literature from a reputable source that tells me that social media is good for you, then you can be on it. Otherwise, good luck,'” Pink said. “She could be a lawyer, she could literally pass the bar. She’s always right.”

Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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