Chrisland: keep phones from kids till varsity- Ibiyeomie

David Ibiyeomie, founder and senior pastor of Salvation Ministries, says parents should not buy mobile phones for their children until they get admission into the university. 

The cleric was speaking on how to properly raise children in the wake of the dust trailing the sex tape scandal involving some pupils of Chrisland School in Lagos.

The school has been in the news since a mother claimed her 10-year-old daughter was raped during its recent trip to Dubai.

Weighing into the matter, the pastor said some parents have failed their primary responsibility of training their children.

In a message shared via his Instagram page, the clergyman added that efforts must be put in place to control children’s exposure to the media.

He also advised parents to teach their children sex education at home

“The Bible said you should train your child the way he should grow and not depart from it. There is a thread in our society today where parents are no longer taking responsibility to train their children,” he said.

 “It’s a disturbing thread, parents are busy and absent from the training of their children. I emphasise on the following points. Parents should encourage discipline from home. Parents of adolescent children should use wisdom to teach sex education and not allow them learn from their peers.

“Parents should regulate TV and internet use. Unlimited access to internet and mobile phone should be discouraged. Infact, don’t buy phone for any child who has not gone to university. It may sound very awkward; I know you’re too civilized but do not do it.

“I refuse to buy David a phone till he gets to high school and told him he will never use phone till he enters university. Now, he thanks me saying he now understands. Phone and tablets anything pops up, let them use your own. Buy a landline, put in your parlour and if they don’t agree stand your ground.”

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