Duck Dynasty’s Missy Robertson on Monitoring Children’s Media Use: ‘They Don’t Have a Right to Privacy’

“Duck Dynasty” star Missy Robertson shared tips for raising godly children and explained why she believes kids shouldn’t have a “right to privacy” in today’s technology-saturated world.

“Kids today are under a tremendous amount of pressure,” Robertson told The Christian Post in an exclusive interview. “A lot of that pressure comes from social media. I think that is the main problem; you’re comparing yourself to all the perfect people. Of course, they’ve been through 45 filters and you’re comparing yourself to that unrealistic body image and flawless makeup. We’re seeing a lot of negative effects from that.”

“Kids are getting phones younger and younger, and I’m seeing toddlers throwing fits when they can’t get on their parent’s phones,” she continued “Parents are trapped, they don’t know how to take it away. We’re starting them out young, and the scary thing is, we don’t even know what it’ll look like ten years from now. As a mother, I would encourage young parents to remember that they’re in control and they need to stand up, because parents around them aren’t going to. It’s going to get harder and harder.”

Robertson, the daughter of a pastor, and her husband Jase have three children together; two adult sons, Reed and Cole, and a 13-year-old daughter, Mia. She told CP that in their house, there is “no aspect of privacy” when it comes to her children’s technology use.

“There’s this misconception out there that children deserve privacy,” she said. “That’s not true. They don’t have a right to privacy. They’ll have it when they grow up and move out. We have two boys that just left, but when they were in our house, they didn’t have the right to privacy. That’s why you’re the parent; not because you want to lord over them, but to protect them and you want what’s best for them, guiding them in situations they find themselves in.”

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Source: Christian Post