"Why I won't allow my daughter to own a phone until she turns 16" - Bisola


Bisola Aiyeola

By Oluwapelumi Oluwayemi

Bisola Aiyeola, the Big Brother Naija reality star and actress, has responded to criticisms regarding her parenting methods.

In a recent episode of “Mums Next Door” with Maria Chike, Bisola revealed that she has faced judgment for not allowing her 15-year-old daughter to have a phone until she turns 16.

Despite the backlash, Bisola remains firm in her decision, explaining that her daughter can use a laptop for schoolwork and communicate with friends via Zoom.

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She also shared an incident where she discovered her daughter had created a smart chat account on her laptop, resulting in extending the phone ban for another year.

Bisola stated, “Yes, I have been judged by my parenting skills. My daughter turned 15 this year and still doesn’t have a phone. I’ve been strict about this, and she’s begged. I told her she wouldn’t get a phone until she was 16, so she has one more year to go. People ask what if there’s an emergency or if she’ll fall behind her peers, but she has a laptop for schoolwork, and friends can call her on Zoom. Some think I’m overdoing it or being overprotective, but that’s their opinion.

“There was a time I found out she opened a smart chat account on her laptop, and I disciplined her, which led me to extend her phone usage ban by a year because she was supposed to get it this year at 15.”

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