Kirstie Allsopp has revealed that she’s banned devices connected to the internet in her son’s bedrooms. The Location, Location, Location presenter took to Twitter to dispute how safe children are on the internet – and share what she does to protect her sons from porn.
“We have a strict rule, no internet connected devices in bedrooms. Kids tend not to look at porn, or beheading videos, in the kitchen!” the 42-year-old tweeted.
Kirstie has sons Bay, 8 and Oscar, 6, with her property developer partner Ben Andersen. The mum-of-2 started tweeting about the issue after the NSPCC released stats saying more than 1 in 10 British children have made or been part of a sexually explicit video. But criticised the charity’s response after Dame Esther Rantzen, the founder of ChildLine, said: “Young people are turning to the internet to learn about sex and relationships.”
“Shocked by utterly inadequate response from @NSPCC to their own report,” Kirstie responded. “Where was advice on protecting kids from online porn?”
“Would you take your 12 year old to a porn shop & say “take your pick”? If you allow free access to the Internet that’s what you are doing,” she added.
Kirstie then sparked a debate on her Twitter page, asking: “Do u check your child’s Internet search history? Is your child allowed to go online in their bedroom? Do you follow him/her on Social Media?”
But would you allow your child to have the internet in their own bedrooms? Let us know in the comments below.