Celebrity parents worried about technology

Hugh Jackman refuses to let his children watch TV during the week, while Reese Witherspoon is concerned about her daughter and son accessing bad websites


Actor Hugh Jackman has revealed the one rule his children have to follow during the week.


“A buddy of mine has a rule that I installed. No screens during the week. No TV, or computer, or anything like that,” explained Hugh, reports celebritybabies.people.com.

“Kids nowadays have very little time. They seem to be at school longer than ever. They have all sorts of after school activities. By the time you have eaten and showered and dressed, it is over. So there is not much time for it anyway,” said Hugh.

However, Hugh’s rule has one drawback for the Wii-loving actor – his kids, Oscar, 11, and Ava, 6, prefer to go outside than play it with him!

“I’ll say to my son, ‘Hey, let’s go play on the Wii’ and he goes, ‘Dad, it’s a beautiful day! Let’s go outside!'” added Hugh.

Hugh recently revealed he had to learn to find common ground with his children as a parent, rather than pushing them into loving something he loves. When Oscar was born, Hugh was excited to have a boy to share sports with, until he discovered Oscar hates sports and prefers… trees!

“My son knows the name of every tree that you would ever see – their botanical names as well as their real names – [and now] I can tell you things about history, cultures and tribal history that I never thought I would have known,” said Hugh, according to nbcdfw.com

“It’s about listening to your kid and connecting with them rather than forcing them to like the things you like,” he added.

Over in the Witherspoon household, Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has raised her concerns about her children, Ava, 12, and Deacon, 7, accessing sites on the internet that they shouldn’t, just by a simple click of a button.

“The internet is just so challenging as a parent. Your children are a click away from pornography and pedophilia, and it’s just really upsetting,” said Reese, reports Showbiz Spy.

“You really don’t know who they are Skyping with or who they are on Facebook with, and I’m trying to stave all that off as long as I possible can, but I know it’s a reality. It’s just inevitable,” the mum-of-two said.

What do you think – should you be encouraging your children to stay away from it or is it better to encourage technology in a positive way?

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