Irate mom smashes sons’ iPads
LONDON: TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp has revealed she smashed her sons’ iPads in front of them after they continued to play games beyond the time period she had permitted.
The mother of Bay Atlas, 12, and Oscar Hercules, 10, said she went to extreme lengths when the boys refused to stop playing Fortnite and PUBG, which have caused concern over addiction levels among youngsters. Allsopp who presents Location,
Location, Location, told Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine show yesterday: “This is the first time I’ve said this publicly. In June I smashed my kids’ iPads. Not in a violent way. I actually banged them on the table leg. There is a game called Fortnite and another PUBG and I decided we had made rules and times and they got broken. In the end I said, ‘Right that is it, I have to break them.’ “
After some people suggested she might have simply confiscated the expensive gadgets, Allsopp tweeted: “If you found your kids with a packet of cigarettes, would you say “I won’t destroy these because they are worth a tenner, but please don’t smoke?”. No, of course you wouldn’t.”