Top Ten Stupidest Things Parents Let Their Kids Do at the Age of 10

The Top Ten
1 Let them have a cell phone

I don't think this is worse than letting your kids having sex and doing drugs. Most kids get their first cell phone in their early teen years. It's fine for them to have a cell phone as long as they don't get addicted to it at a young age

Got my first phone at 10. It was actually an alright phone, just that there were no games except for a Scrabble free trial, songs, youtube or internet. I used for texting. The phone did have a voice memos feature thing which I used to record "Firework" by Katy perry then got upset when people yelled so it was annoying. But still was a good phone mostly for texting.

And these days there are 7 year olds with the latest Iphone. Wow.

This is stupid. Especially how they carry it around everywhere they go! Like even if it's to the store or church they always bring there phone and act like little show offs. I can't have mine until I'm in 8th grade or in high school. Every time my friend comes over, she brings her phone. Predictable. I also hate how they always play on there stupid phone and when your talk to them, you don't get an answer.

A hine is a great idea but not when you child is in ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. You shouldn't let your kid have a phone unless they at least are in middle school. The reason is you can't leave them home alone and if you do at that age but that's not the worst; the worst is when they get the phone what do you think they will do. They will probably not let you see what they do on it. By putting in a pass code and not letting you see it. They will probably make fun of people for not having a phone as well. My sister got a phone and when ever I touched it she attacked me then like cuddled her phone.

2 Let them use Facebook

What?! This isn't fair, I'm not allowed on social media until my 14th birthday (I mean now it's only a few weeks away, but for a long time it felt like forever). Although I'm probably not going to go on social media much anyways. It was quite unreasonable back in elementary school because literally almost everyone in fourth and fifth grade already had Instagram accounts.

Why do parents do this to their kids! I'm glad my mom would never let me use Facebook til I was 16 or older. My cousin is 15 and her mom doesn't her have one. Parents can be see on stupid! Are they trying to rush there kid on growing up! Almost every kid at my school has an account. This is NOT for kids! This gets really gets me ticked off!

I don't know why some parents let their kids use Facebook! I saw children under 10 using Facebook! Come on people! Facebook can be dangerous! They can steal apps from you or steal your account! If your 12 and under, don't use Facebook without permission!

When I was in second grade, some of the kids had their own Facebook page. Excuse me? They were a bunch of 7 year olds on Facebook, who broke the rules and lied they were 13! Ugh, what is up with their parents?!

3 Let them get whatever they want bye throwing temper tantrums

You can't be an overprotective parent, but you can't give your kids whatever they want either. You don't want your kids to be spoiled brats

My parents were good parents and they didn't tolerate things like this and probably any of the dumb stuff on this list. Besides in my comment for #2 about the Facebook thing I really could care less about Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, et cetera. Besides even though I'll be allowed to start using social media when I turn 14, I'm probably going to wait an extra year before I start using social media. -Anonymousxcxc.

This pretty much covers the whole list. Kids get whatever they want, and don't appreciate it. The kids that are into electronics/computers are the worst, they lose touch with reality and can't communicate with anybody through talking! Help us all, in about ten or twenty years because they are going to be the ones running this country.

This is the only item here that no parent should say eh I'll allow it. You could have a reasonable excuse for anything else here, but not letting them behave as a brat! Having a cell phone could show maturity, or owning a graphic game if they understand, but not this!

4 Let them act like brats

When I was sixth grade, there was a bully who was mean, but also scrawny, whiny, and tries too hard to be tough. He is a stupid brat that is mean to everyone and brags about everything. Even though he has been punished multiple times for his awful actions, they are all not severe enough to make him taste his very own medicine...

My brother gets everything and gets away with stuff, yet my parents CLAIM he gets the wrong side of the stick. He played a 13+ game and I told him to get off and he ignored. So I switched it off. He scratched me and I got mad. He cried like a wimp and I got grounded. For doing the RIGHT thing!

Leniency can have a lot of negative effects.

A good spanking fixes all that.

5 Let them do drugs

This is very harmful for children. I can't believe there are actually kids jealous of adults doing drugs, if there are actually children who think that. Anyway, never let your children do drugs, they will regret it sooner or later

There is a lot of stuff on this list that parents shouldn't let their kids do. You don't have to make a long list, you can make at least 10 things. I don't think parents that do drugs won't let their kids do them.

What parent in the right mind would let their kids do drugs? And we're not talking about some kid having a secret stash, we're talking about letting them do drugs. Something's fishy here.

Even kids older then 10 shouldn't be using drugs. Drugs harm you physically, mentally, and socially. You could die from drugs.

6 Let them have sex

If they're still younger than the age of consent depending on where they live, they shouldn't have sex, there's a reason we have an age of consent for such things. Kids shouldn't have sex, plain and simple

Parents don't usually know if their kids are having sex so they don't exactly "let them" have sex. Of course it all depends on the situation. I read somewhere that a 13 year old was in a relationship with a 50 year old man and the mother knew and didn't care because apparently they we're poor and the guy helped them a lot or something.

Really? They illegal for them to do so, well, in the States of course. If you don't know, the legal age of consent can range from 16-18 depending on which state you live in.

Nobody wants to be pregnant at age 10. Pregnancy is disgusting anyway.. I don't care if I'm a female, I can say that what females do is utterly disgusting.

7 Let them get Rated M games

Ten year olds should not be playing this games because they contain violence or strong language. These games are for ages 17 and up, not for ages 10 and up! If your a parent and you have a child aged 12 or under, please don't let him play rated M games until he is 17! Even some students at my school under 17 play Call of Duty which is a rated M game and be careful with the people that yay that you must play Call of Duty to be cool! If you don't play Call of Duty, please don't make them bully you!

Yes. This is ridiculous. I'm 10 and all I hear at school is 'Oh I'm in FAZE you're a noob.'. I'm friends with most of these people because their really funny, but YOU just walk away when they talk about Call of Duty. Apparently I'm responsible (coming from my dad, who loves gaming), so my dad lets me play Grand Theft Auto. I'm a girl, by the way.

I'm much older than 10. I'm just here to say top comment thinks don't let people see curse words or violence til they're 17 years old? Mind your own business and let parents decide what they want to decide. Time for 15 year olds to stop being treated like some little punks who can't handle violence or curse words.

I'm 12 years old, and I think parents shouldn't let their kids play M rated games. I mean, kids at school act all cool because they play Call of Duty or Halo or Grand Theft Auto or something, but those games are meant for people over 17, not 10 year olds.

8 Let them play games online

That really depends on the game in question. If it's something like Splatoon, then I'm perfectly fine with that. But I definitely agree that kids at that age should not be playing M-rated games.

Some kids (some, ok? ) play Call of Duty online and develop bad habits from it. But other games, like Splatoon, are OK because you can only say two different things; 'Nice! ' and, 'To me! '

It's ok for ten year olds to be playing Minecraft but WHY do people let ten year olds play Call Of Duty and Grand Theft Auto?

My cousin's 7 and he plays Call of Duty. Now he's really violent and always tries to kill people with the Xbox controller. .

9 Let them have a YouTube channel

There are 5 year olds with a big YouTube channel. Harvey beaks and spongebob fan 1999. He is the worst. I am 9 and 10x matured than this brat

Ugh, my stepsister who's now 10 got a YouTube account when she was like 8 and some of the stuff she watches on there is too inappropriate for her age. I'll admit some of the videos she introduced me to I watched on my own time during my depression, but I don't anymore. I mean I went on YouTube as a visitor because I don't have an account and mainly saw old music videos or just random age appropriate videos, but now I don't even go on YouTube because my old computer (which was crap) couldn't play any videos so eventually I just lost interest in YouTube. Though seriously 10 year olds shouldn't be on YouTube because if they try to go to a video that's age appropriate, but instead click on an inappropriate one then their childhoods could be scarred. -Anonymousxcxc.

There is a stupid Youtuber called "harvey beaks and spongebob fan 1999". He's a child and he swears A LOT. He even made a video called "spongebob and patrick breaked my computer and crying". And that video is so darn stupid. Fortunately, most of his videos have more dislikes than likes. He also makes bad toy videos with his bloody sister. He made a video called "The Loud House EXPOSED". He was naked in that video. And he was talking about how inappropriate this The Loud House theme song was. The Loud House DOES NOT have a inappropriate theme song. Remember the colour changing part in the theme song? The boy thought it was INAPPROPRIATE. When I grow up, I want to delete his stupid little Youtube channel.

I saw a kid cussing and he is called "the loud house and SpongeBob fan 1999". I have no idea how old he is but still. He said there was dirty jokes in The Loud House (That wasn't even true) and said he wanted the old one. He doesn't look like he watched it! He must've been copying people. And his titles of his videos are rude. I watched Smosh and learned their foul language. Therefore I will never say them again like What The Heck? He was so annoying and putting his sister's tablet on the screen. He screams so much. He is naked in TWO of his videos! And he said Lincoln was naked and I am like "NO YOU PUT YOUR CLOTHES ON! ". He was only wearing his underwear and he scream in his "The Loud House EXPOSED" video this: "STUPID Nickelodeon I WANT THE OLD ONE BACK! ". These are hillbilly videos.

10 Let them smoke

Seriously, who in their right mind thinks it's a good idea to start smoking? No one should, you could die if you smoke!

You should never smoke anyway. It can cause lung cancer.

Smoking could cause cancer.

Nobody should smoke period.

The Contenders
11 Let them have a boyfriend/girlfriend

Yeah... the "dating" situation at my school is too out of control. The longest a "dating" relationship has ever lasted is about three-four months where the people partaking in the relationship don't even acknowledge their "boyfriend/girlfriend". Either the relationships aren't real, or everyone keeps their real emotions outside of a school environment. There are these girls who are supposed to be the so-called "popular girls" of our grade. They get asked out like seven times a week and are constantly "dating" boys. And just so everyone's clear, no parent would want their kid involved in a "serious" relationship at the age of ten, and if they did, they would obviously be naïve as to where the relationship might lead and believe that there's nothing a ten-year-old can even do without supervision or a parent knowing immediately.

I hate middle school because of this. Every single day is, "Nina is dating Josh! THEY ARE SOOO CUTE! 1! " Then you just wait 3 days and they break up. It's so senseless. These parents are so irresponsible to let them do such a thing. When I'm older I'll let my kids date at age 16, no more, no less.
It's so hard to live like this, because every single person of the opposite gender is so controlling and offended. For example, my friend was helping someone's boyfriend with a math problem, until that girlfriend came over and thought she was cheating with him. Complete stupidity.

I remember in my second grade class, this guy named Danny was dating a girl named Lilly. The parapro told them they were too young to date, and then Danny said, " No it's not! I have like, 10 girlfriends! " right in front of Lilly's face, and she didn't even care! Besides, how are you supposed to date in second grade?!

Unfortunately, I wasn't homeschooled since 7th grade started, and that was 4 years ago, so I was forced to hear stuff like "Sebastian is dating London." STILL has been as of last year.

And, my best friend's little sister is dating. At age 8!

12 Let them watch Gravity Falls porn

The first time I saw this was at New Year's Day when Grandma accidentally switched to one of these channels.

I know what porn is, and I'm 10. It's disgusting, and it's way too accessible.

I grew out of Gravity falls. I am trying to get that off my chest.

Pornography is illegal for people under 18.

13 Let them have too much candy

I don't even like most candy and almost everyone in my school has too much candy. The teachers give them out as rewards, but I deny the candies all the time. Literally on Halloween I got a lot of candy while trick-or-treating and only ate two or three pieces of it, I think my dad donated the rest or threw it away. -Anonymousxcxc.

Main times of year for sweets: birthdays, Christmas, Easter and Halloween and even then I don't have much. My sister has more because she likes sweets that I don't like marshmallows, Haribo etc. So if you've got a younger sibling who likes sweets you don't like, it's fair.

Don't think I'm weird, but I'm 10 and I hardly eat sweets. I prefer cakes and pastries, but no. I never really eat sweets. A square of chocolate, maybe, occasionally.

What if I'm a chocolate addict just to stay awake and keep up with all my homework? And the fact that chocolates are glorious...

14 Let them abuse animals

I saw it how this stupid snotty bastard was "playing" with a kitty, and throwing it, and squeezing it, and his jerk father was watching, and smiling like a retard, and enjoying how his dumb brat "loves" animals. Also, many couples have a pet and an idiotic kid and it seems they don't give a single f about the horrible attitude I've seen again and again. This people are so underbred, because they don't learn their children to love and respect animals.

That's worse than watching porn? Making 10 year olds see boobies is bad but it's not worse than teaching them to hurt animals.

I hope the kid being a jerk to the cat was hanged.

Animal abuse is horrible.

15 Let them get an earring

I got mine when I was a baby, not even old enough to remember or speak. I think this is totally fine, because the kid is old enough to know not to get an infection. However, I think ear piercing in other parts of the ear, and body parts is wrong. It makes the kid look like a prostitute and/or a gangster.

I got my ears pierced for my 9th bday because I wanted to! It isn't stupid! My mom had three ear piercings and used to have a cartilage piercing, and no--she isn't one of those moms who has tattoos, hair dyed an abnormal color, a ton of weird makeup, and a whole bunch of inappropriate stuff. My mom doesn't have any tattoos, and her hair is dyed red.

Got my lobes pierced when I was 5. I think that is totally fine. I know so many people who get them so much sooner. But cartilage and other body piercing should wait.

There's nothing wrong with babies getting earrings. Lots of parents have their baby's ears pierced because that way you can tell if the baby is a girl or a boy. (Because they're bald)

16 Let them into a strip club

I'm eight, reading this list, and I think that this is an unecessary reason because technically, there is an age range when you go to a strip club and in most countries, strip clubs are banned due to logical and psychological reasons, many of them which involves sexual interaction. According to my calculations, only 0.00012% of children in the population have already experienced going to strip clubs, most encounters did not go well at all. The blame does not go to the children��"you may as well blame the parents, as habitually going to strip clubs may cause atrocious behavior.

Ok. There are dumb decisions.

There are really dumb decisions.

Than, we have THIS decision.

If I ever brought my child to a place like this, I'd probably go to jail for child endangerment.

Seriously! Ten years old in a strip club? Unless that's their future occupation or something, but NO!

Wow, parents are letting kids do stuff that are illegal for them to do at their age.

17 Let them listen to rap music

I'm usually not one to tell people what music to listen to, but if you're fine with your child listening to Cardi B, mumble rappers, Lil Wayne, etc then you have failed as a parent. way too many songs in this genre glorify stuff like drug use, misogny, and gang violence and it is probably a part of the reason why so many people in my high school are obsessed with weed and think that gangs are cool

I'm twelve and I listen to lots of rap artists like Eminem, Logic, Nicki Minaj, etc. If there's one thing that I learned, then it's that you can listen to inspirational rap like Lose Yourself, but there are a lot of artists who rap about money, women, sex, and drugs and you must be 18 or older to listen to them.

They should have checked out Big Bang SpongeBob Ready on YouTube. They go real hard and cool with that in school most likely, regardless of the language. It's a stupid, but funny rap song, involving one of their favorite cartoon shows, but with some swearing in it.

They're way too young to be listening to adult rappers like tupac, Eminem, biggie smalls, nas, easy e, lil Wayne, nicki minaj, drake, tyga, rick ross, the insane clown posse, snoop dogg, and busta rhymes.

18 Let them dress sexy

My friend says I keep on dressing like a hooker and if I keep on wearing leather it's because I look too much like a girl...

What?! I just like leather! I don't wanna attract attention!

That is one way to lure pedophiles near your kid.

19 Let them have a Instagram account

Almost every 6th and 5th grader I know have instagram! It all started with this kid signing up then he told his friend about instagram, then he told her. And it kept spreading, now almost everyone has instagram. I don't even think their parents know :P

I have Instagram...my account is private. The people I follow are people from my school, Melanie and AJR fan accounts, some other singers that I like, and contestants on Big Brother.

Ugh, by the time I was in fifth grade almost everyone had an Instagram account, except for me and probably some other people. -Anonymousxcxc.

People in my class say they have an Instagram account and 10,000 followers! What liars!

20 Let them play with guns

What kind of idiot would let their kids play with guns? Like, are they even aware of how dangerous that it can be?

Nerf guns aren't dangerous though.

Why not play with water guns?

What's wrong with Nerf Guns?

21 Let them drive cars

No, they haven't even reached the legal age the drive a car so.

Done that at 13, should be fine if they know how to control.

Who let's a kid drive a car?

22 Let them fart in public

These parents must just simply love seeing people around them get irritated.

They can't help so can't you.

23 Let them play with weapons

Really? Have you heard on the news about kids getting a hand of their parents' guns and accidentally killing or injuring people?

My 7 year old cousin had toy weapons since he was 2!

Does a hatchet count? If so then...

24 Let them play with knives

This kid (When I was in Elementary school) played with lighters and burned flowers with them because he hated them.

Just don't let them do the knife game song...

This is seriously wrong

Knives are dangerous

25 Let them cuss

I guess it's OK if you say "Oh crap." on occasion, but don't say the S word, OK?!

Parents have to teach their kids manners and respect.

There are 8 year olds at my library that cuss, why...

It's so bad it was put here twice.

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