Peter Andre has revealed that he’s had to compromise with his ex-wife, Katie Price over his two children Junior and Princess having Instagram accounts.
Katie Price caused a stir when she set up Instagram accounts for her two young children, Junior 11, and Princess, nine, and it turns out their father wasn’t too happy about it.
Katie argued that as the children were already in the spotlight it would help further their careers to be on social media.
But now Peter has spoken out, admitting that he wasn’t happy about the decision but has been ‘working together’ with Katie to create a compromise over their parenting beliefs.
Writing in his new! magazine column Peter explained his hesitations at letting his children have access to an unfiltered world, revealing he doesn’t even let them have mobile phones in his house let alone social media.
‘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. 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.’
But although Peter wouldn’t have chosen to give them access to social media sites like Instagram himself, he has chosen to compromise so that he can support them. He explained how he would rather help and advise them while using a site like this, rather than ignore the fact that they now have it.
‘I can only advise and encourage them. I can’t do any more than that.’
Katie has defended her decision, speaking out on Loose Women about the control that she exercises over the accounts ensuring her children’s safety.
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She said on the show, ‘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.’
‘Yes it is open, but I’m in control. I sign them in, I sign them out. I made it clear, you don’t follow anybody, I delete comments, block people. I’m protective!’
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