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

The Top Ten

Let them have a cell phone

I got mine at 13 and theres nothing wrong with taking it everywhere to look after it as long as you don't show off. 10 is a bit young and especilly if it's a really expensive one

YES!
I won't get a phone until I'm 12.
One time, I was walking on the bus.
2 girls were playing on a big, fancy phone.
Wanna know how old they were.
7!
Seriously, parents need to stop this.
Every 10 year old I know has a phone.
And the ones that do protect it like it's an angel.
And they make this excuse.
"My parents paid a lot for this, and if I lose it, I ain't getting another one."
AND THEY TAKE THEM EVERYWHERE.
To a party.
To a friends house.
To school.
To the gas station.
To the grocery store.
To a camping trip with my grandfather who told us not to bring any electronics.
To a store.
It's annoying.
The chances my friend will ever purposely leave his phone at his house are the chances Edge will wrestle again. Watch his retirement speech to know what I'm talking about.
What I'm saying is, letting a kid 10 years old have a phone is bullcrap.
LET YOUR KID TURN 12 OR 13 BEFORE GIVING THEM A CELL PHONE.
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Kids need phones so that they can contact their parents, and if you're their parent then aren't you supposed to be able to contact them? It doesn't have to be an iPhone or anything but it can just be a simple cheap phone. You're not even 12 so I won't expect you to understand.

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.

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.

Let them get whatever they want bye throwing temper tantrums

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 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!

Kids need to be wrangled. I didn't appreciate it when I was younger, but when I see kids who can't handle not getting something, I'm grateful my parents gave me the hit in the head to condition me.

I see what you mean, but your mom hitting you in the head? That's child abuse...

Oh my mew I have a friends aunt who does this! Every paycheck she has to get her 2 kids new shoes because they are throwing a huge fit and won't stop till she gets them. They both got like 20 pairs of shoes each but they need more w t h?

Let them use Facebook

I've had Facebook ever since I was 7. It's fine, though. I am smart enough not to accept from or send friend requests to strangers. As long as you're sure your kid is smart enough not to do this, then it's alright. The main purpose why I had my Facebook account in the first place was to play games. lol

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!

Really? I have a 14 year old cousin who has had a Facebook since she was 9.

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.

Well...this is not entirely true it matters if the kid is actually mature and doesn't do anything stupid that he saw in the game.Take Grand Theft Auto 5 for example if you are a responsible 10 year old than usually you can't say cuss words so maybe turn down the voice volume,and when your parents aren't home don't GO TO THE STRIP CLUB I mean come on if you are responsible than you wouldn't go in.

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.

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!

My mom gets my younger brother have anything. he plays PC the whole day and I have to run 1 km.

Younger siblings are lucky and stupid

Let them do drugs

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.

What the heck? Parents actually let their kids do drugs? Maybe they should lose custody of them.

They are probably making random crap up because they're running out of stuff to stay.

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.

I disagree. a lot. I mean, unless its rated M or T (Some 10 yr olds are intelligent and wise enough to be able to play, though. ) No one should think 10 year olds can't play games online!

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. .

Nobody can hack you unless you let them... Adults don't understand the modern world they shouldn't act like they do

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.

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)

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.

Let them have a boyfriend/girlfriend

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.

So, you won't let your kids date when they're 17 or older? You said no more, no less.

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.

Gosh, I'm 14 and I still have no interest in finding a boyfriend. I guess I'll never understand why kids nowadays are so desperate to find love. Just enjoy your childhood first, please! -.-

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?!

Let them have a 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.

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.

There was a child that had a YouTube channel and he was trying to show you how to type the lenny face. The child was the same age as me, 9. Although I'm much mature than that little prick. One person said, in the comments section, "That's not how you make the lenny face! ". So the child made a reply and started swearing at him!

The Contenders

Let them have sex

WAIT...what?! You'd have to be very messed up in the head... to let a ten year old have sex with someone. I mean you should at least be 16-17 before you have sex. 18 At the most, nothing less to be completely honest.

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.

At 10? The age limit is 16 mates. Also, in some religions like mine it's haram and you can't have sex until you marry someone.

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...

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.

Wait this is an actual thing?! Just avoid the fanfic Dipper goes to Taco Bell at all costs. -Anonymousxcxc.

Let them smoke

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

No one should smoke cigarettes, only weed LOL!

Smoking could cause cancer.

Nobody should smoke period.

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.

I hope that cat scratched their eyes out

Let them read this list

I'm eight and reading this. Please do not underestimate me, I'm mentally older than you think.

Hey! This was me when I was eight except I didn't have an account back then. Now I am 10 but I'm almost 11.

Unless you're 13 or you are mature enough to handle opinion, don't even think about joining this website.

I actually read this list when I was 10, since I discovered the website in 2015.

You shouldn't do that, because you will give them bad ideas.

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.

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.

Well according to my calculations I'm at least 99% sure that its not allowed.

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!

Let them listen to rap music

Make them listen to starters like YBN Cordae, 2Pac and Submarine Man are good and if they get more interested, show them Death Grips or NWA.

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.

Ugh, there is this kid in my grade who is so obnoxious I hate him a DNA wanna punch him. He is younger than, and because of his stupid parents letting him do whatever and listen to whatever, he said to me and my buff "f you! "

Kids are way too young to be listening to adult stuff like drugs, money, making it rain in the club, getting high off weed, and shooting (I know not all rap music is like that but still).

Let them cuss

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

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

It's so bad it was put here twice.

Needs to be in the top ten

Let them scream in public

That is stupid and emberrasing for their parents, I will tell you guy's a real story, one day I was going to the supermarket with my mom and we were at the cashier line like 3rd or 4th in the line. And in front of us was another mother with her little child like 7 or 8 yrs old I estimated and he wanted a candy bar, his mom said no so she screamed all the way till they left the lline

Well, there is an exception if a stranger tries to take them away.

Especially on the bus while I'm going home from school

It just makes me want to strangle them.

Let them listen to Nicki Minaj

I listen to some of her songs but her other songs make me wanna throw up. By the way, I've been doing some of these things since I was 9 expect for doing drugs and other bad things

I know some second graders on my bus who keep singing Nicki Minaj's Anaconda. It just made me lose faith in humanity even more.

My parents would KILL ME if I liked Nicki Minaj! My parents have always told me not to listen to her, and I never will

Nicki Minaj sucks, especially her song "Anaconda", the beat is so unoriginal and the lyrics are bad

Let them fart in public

They can't help so can't you.

YEAH AND IF WE FART LIKE OUR INTESTINES CAN'T TAKE IT ANY LONGER

So you can't do that until you're 10...your kid might die of fart gas by then.

Okay, so this is weird, but farting is natural, it is a gas bubble stuck in the intestines being released through the anus

Let them drive cars

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

Driving at young age is a bad idea

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

That’s dangerous

Let them play with guns

In the UK you would be sentenced for a long time in prison if you did that

Nerf guns aren't dangerous though.

Why not play with water guns?

What's wrong with Nerf Guns?

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