VANESSA Feltz and Alison Hammond have revealed the age they think kids should be allowed on social media – and it’s older than you might think.
During a call this morning, Vanessa, 60, was tasked with listening to viewers who wanted to know whether or not they were being unreasonable.
One of them was Sally, who said she didn’t want her 13-year-old daughter using social media.
Vanessa explained that just because Sally’s daughter’s friends could use it doesn’t mean she has to be allowed to use it.
When Phillip Schofield asked Vanessa what age she thought was acceptable for children, she said, “I’ll say 16. Older than 13.
“You can’t stop it forever, but you can when the child is small.”
Alison Hammond, 47, mother of son Aiden, 17, went further and said 18.
An incredulous Phillip replied: “18 to have social media on your phone?
“Good luck with it.”
Viewers felt the couple was too strict.
One wrote on Twitter: “Go into the real world Vanessa.
“Social media is now part of everyday life. Just teach your teen how to use it safely, make their accounts private and monitor #ThisMorning regularly.”
Another wrote: “Vanessa has no idea of the current day and ages of the kids.
“The kid is most likely talking to his friends while he’s playing on his console and with all his friends online he won’t have anyone to go outside with. As long as he does his job, no damage has been done!”
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