Megan Fox thinks that social media is unhealthy for kids. The mom of two told Entertainment Tonight that she thinks platforms such as Instagram and Twitter are “really toxic for our youth culture.”
According to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 star, “there is a hierarchy in schools of who’s the cool kid based on who has the most followers and who has the most likes. It’s a really terrible message to wake up every day and have your kids going, ‘Who liked my photo?’ and ‘Who’s following me?'”
Fox said she even had to quit Twitter because of the obsessiveness over gaining followers.
“When I was on Twitter for five days, I would have 12- and 13-year-old kids going, ‘If you don’t follow me back, I am going to kill myself.’ I was like this is f–king awful,” the 29-year-old said. “Parents should pay attention to that and have your kids off of it. You’re not ready for that s–t when you’re a teenager. You need to be an adult before you can start messing around with that. It’s irresponsible and it’s dangerous.”
Fox, who shares sons Noah, 3, and Bodhi, 22 months, with estranged husband Brian Austin Green, has a few years before she needs to worry about her own kids.
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The proud new mother opened up to ET about the birth of her daughter, Elsie Otter, and her friendship with fellow parent and New Girl co-star Megan Fox.
“She seems like a really good mom,” Deschanel explains. “It’s fun to talk about kids once you have them. I think when you don’t have kids you’re like, ‘Why are they talking about their kids so much?’ And then when you do have one you’re like, ‘All I want to do is talk about my kid!’”
Although Fox, 29, who has two children of her own, admits that there’s not much left to teach the 35-year-old Elf actress.
“We’ve talked a lot about how when you have a new baby that’s all you talk about,” she told ET. “We’ve talked about the birthing process and diapers and things like that. I didn’t give her any advice! She’s read every book already.”
“There’s nothing I can teach her,” she adds.
Deschanel, who welcomed her first child with husband Jacob Pechenik in August, absolutely adores being a mom.
“It’s the best,” she shared. “It’s so wonderful. I’m in love with my baby.”
Another lovely lady, Kim Kardashian, welcomed home her first son with rapper Kanye West over the weekend. Watch the video to learn the unique name they picked for their bundle of joy.