While Katie Price’s parenting tactics are often scrutinised in the press, it’s not every day her former husband Peter Andre feels forced to discuss their parental debates in his personal column.
But it seems the famous pair’s opposing opinions on their kids’ use of social media is one topic which the Mysterious Girl singer feels particularly passionate about.
Speaking to new! magazine the father of three explained that while he has been “working with Katie” to co-parent 11-year-old Junior and nine-year-old Princess, he is totally opposed to his ex’s recent decision to create Instagram accounts for their kids.
Stressing that his discontent with the situation is grounded in fears over what his children could be exposed to online, the 43-year-old said: “I don't like kids having them because I think it opens them up to all sorts of issues, but as a parent you have to compromise with the other parent and try to work together.”
“Everyone knows I don't allow them to have phones or social media at my house, but I guess it doesn't necessarily mean to say I'm right,” he continued.
However after admitting that he has since given in to Katie’s decision on this occasion, Peter said he now just wants to “advise and encourage” Princess and Junior on their social media usage.
Last week Katie defended her decision to create Instagram accounts for both kids by claiming it was a way of furthering their careers.
The famous glamour model told the Loose Women panel: “I am no way a bad parent; I’ve got five beautiful, very well-mannered children. My kids have been brought up in the industry, now they’re being booked for jobs themselves.”
“Social media is the future. I won’t allow them on Snapchat, Facebook etc. But all their friends are on Instagram.”
While her decision has been subject to huge criticism online, the 38-year-old Brighton native says she intends to monitor her children’s online activity as best she can.
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