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Penelope Cruz Explains Why Her Children With Javier Bardem Aren't Allowed To Have Social Media

Penelope Cruz Explains Why Her Children With Javier Bardem Aren't Allowed To Have Social Media

Penelope Cruz is opening up about why her children with husband Javier Bardem will not be on social media.

In a new interview with CBS Sunday Morning, the 47-year-old Madres Paralelas actress opened up about her and Javier‘s no social media rule for son Leo, 10, and daughter Lena, 8.

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“I have a strange relationship with social media where I use very little of it in a very careful way,” she shared on the program. “There is something that is not making sense, and it is especially affecting younger generations.”

Penelope continued, “I feel really bad for the ones that are teenagers now. It’s almost like if the world was doing some kind of experiment on them. ‘Oh, let’s see what happens if you expose a 12-year-old to that much technology.’”

“The lack of protection that it is for a 12-year-old to be involved in social media, any form of social media, there’s no protection for them, for their brains that are still developing, and how that affects the way they see themselves, everything, like, related to bullying. So many things that are not the childhood that we had,” she added.

Penelope then shared that Leo and Lena aren’t allowed to have social media accounts at all.

“I’m very tough with technology, for example, with my kids… It’s like, yeah, we’re going to watch movies sometimes or some cartoons. How can I not let them watch movies?” she said. “That has been, like, some incredible moments of happiness since I was a little girl. But not phones until they are much older and no social media until at least 16. I really see that that is, like, protecting mental health, but I seem to be part of a minority. I don’t know.”

Penelope was just recently honored at the MoMA Film Benefit last week.

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