During an interview with Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on “Today” Tuesday, Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner revealed that she has kept her kids off social media, and at least one of them is grateful for it.
Garner shared that she simply asked her kids to show her evidence that social media is beneficial for teenagers before having a conversation about it. “I just said to my kids, ‘Show me the articles that prove that social media is good for teenagers, and then we’ll have the conversation,'” she said.
Kotb expressed her surprise with an exclamation of “Oh my gosh!” after Garner’s statement.
Garner insisted on scientific evidence proving social media’s benefits for teenagers before allowing her kids to use it, saying “Find scientific evidence that matches what I have that says that it’s not good for teenagers, then we’ll chat.”
Curious about the reaction of Garner’s kids, Kotb asked, “And how do they feel at this point?”
Garner responded that her eldest child is grateful for not being allowed to use social media, to which Kotb reacted with a remark of “Wow.”
“It’s a long haul, I have a couple more to go, so just, knock on wood! We’ll see if I really hang in there!” expressed Garner.
Despite the challenge of maintaining this rule with her younger children, Garner expressed optimism, saying “It’s a long haul, I have a couple more to go, so just, knock on wood! We’ll see if I really hang in there!”
Jennifer Garner, the 50-year-old Hollywood actress who has three children, recently offered blunt advice to “Today” host Savannah Guthrie about how to keep her children off social media.
During the interview, Guthrie asked Garner how she managed to keep her children away from social media without them hating her. In response, Garner suggested that parents simply avoid letting their children join social media.
“Just don’t!” Garner said.
Garner previously made headlines when she revealed that she started taking her family to church every Sunday, as she did during her youth, after appearing in a film with religious themes. Despite not being part of the cultural norm in Los Angeles, Garner said, “it didn’t mean that I lost who I was.”