Jennifer Garner is one of Hollywood’s celebrities that find themselves indulging in social media. The actress made her Instagram account two years ago but just because she has one, doesn’t mean her kids will too.
Garner sat down as a guest on Katie Couric’s podcast Next Question with Katie Couric. In the audio show, the 47-year-old actress shared details about her career and personal life under the limelight. She also discussed her own sentiments on social media use.
The mother of three doesn’t deny that there are benefits to using Instagram. However, she also has qualms when it comes to allowing her teen daughter to join the platform. “Without even having parents who are well-known, I worry about all kids having to deal with this new pressure,” Garner explained about the matter. The actress cited that one of the issues is that her daughter attends an all-girls school.
While Garner is confident that her daughter won’t go against her better judgment, existing issues on the platform make it difficult to allow her.
“She’ll occasionally talk to me about getting Instagram and I can see why,” the actress shared. “Because I’m on there and it’s something kind of fun that I do, and I am modeling the opposite of what I want for her to do. How often is that in parenting?”
So what will it take to convince Garner to let her daughter join in on the fun? “I just say, when you can show me studies that say that teenage girls are happier using Instagram than not, then we can have the conversation,” she said.
Laura is a reporter and a gossip columnist for Best in Australia. She focuses on celebrities, science and social affairs in Australia and worldwide.