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Drew Barrymore admits she locks up her children's iPads in a safe

Drew Barrymore admits she locks up her children's iPads in a safe

She has opened up about life at home as a single mother to her two young children

Drew Barrymore has opened up about how she limits her kids’ screen time, admitting she’s ‘not a huge fan’ of personal electronics.

Like many parents, Barrymore, 48, has felt the need to set boundaries as technology increasingly creeps into our lives.

This includes their use of iPads – something Barrymore allows, but only with certain restrictions.

Barrymore is mum to Olive, 10, and Frankie, nine, whose father is the star’s ex-husband Will Kopelman. The couple separated in 2016 after four years of marriage, but maintain a positive co-parenting relationship.

In a new interview with Better Home and Gardens, the talk show host opened up about life at home as a single mother to her two young children.

Barrymore with daughter Frankie in 2017.
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"Wherever I am with my girls I feel like I'm at home,” she said.

“Even if we're just at a restaurant, I pour out the contents of my bag – my camera, my crossword puzzle, my lip balm, my book, a deck of cards – and we're right at home."

Barrymore said she even has a tattoo that says ‘Home is where we are’, adding: “And it’s true.”

And just like in many other modern family households, the Hollywood A-lister has the same constant battle with kids and screen time, saying she does sometimes let Olive and Frankie play on the iPad, but tries to reserve it for ‘special occasions’.

“We watch a ton of movies and shows so I'm not judging anyone about screens. But when it comes to my kids, I'm not a huge fan of personal electronics, like iPads.

"When schools were virtual we were forced into all being on our separate devices and I didn't like it.

“Now, I keep the iPads in a locked safe and they only come out for special occasions. I'd rather that the three of us all pile into my bed and watch together.”

She keeps her kids' iPads locked in a safe.

Singer Pink also recently said she's had to restrict 11-year-old daughter Willow’s use of tech devices, revealing she won’t let her have a phone until she can ‘prove’ social media is good for her.

The 43-year-old told KTU 103.5 FM's Carolina With Greg T In The Morning Show that Willow was the only kid in her class who didn’t have one.

"It’s hard,” she said, continuing: "A lot of my friends have their kids on TikTok, and I don’t. I told Willow, 'that doesn't move my needle, they're not my kids, you're my kid'.”

Pink added: "I told [Willow], point blank, 'If you can produce literature from a reputable source that tells me that social media is good for you, then you can be on it. Otherwise, good luck'."

Featured Image Credit: CBS/Gary Gershoff / Contributor / Getty

Topics: Celebrity, Parenting