Penelope Cruz has finally opened up as to why she and her husband, Javier Bardem, don’t allow their kids to use smartphones or social media. It shouldn’t come so surprising to readers as parents all around the world have been grappling with
the proven impact social media has on kids, teens, and young adults- all at the same time. One can therefore understand why a parent wouldn’t want their children to get enmeshed in something that could potentially ruin their mental peace. Similarly, Cruz doesn’t allow her 10-year-old son Leo, and 8-year-old daughter Lena to use these technologies, because she feels that social media is a form of experiment on the developing brains.
Penelope Cruz Not A Fan Of Social Media
Penelope Cruz went on to share these thoughts during an interview which took place on the 19th of December at CBS Sunday Morning, where she also revealed that she wasn’t a major fan of using social media herself- despite being quite a famous celebrity for almost three whole decades.
She further explained that her usage was extremely monitored and little- and she believed that there was something extremely wrong with social media which was affecting teenagers in a way that could potentially ruin their peace of mind.
Penelope Cruz further continued that it almost felt like the world was quite fixed on performing experiments on young people. She stated that it felt like social media was just another giant experiment to see what happened if a twelve-year-old child was exposed to too much technology. There was no innate protection for those children- as they could be easily beguiled by whatever they were consuming on social media.
In the end, Penelope Cruz also stated that she was quite strict with the media that her kids used to consume in general. She stated that she was very tough with technology- with her kids. Sure, they would go ahead and stream cartoons on certain devices- but there would be no phones until they were older.