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

Give them a boring phone with no games or internet. That's what I got when I was... Eleven? Haha! But seriously, no harm in having buddies to text and parents to call in emergencies.

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.
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."
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.
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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.

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

Reminds me of Caillou

It's not as bad as a lot of things on this list but this is definitely a good reason why I'm not a fan of kids.

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... - TheAlbinoWolf

Reminds me of Caillou as well.

Let them use Facebook

Why would you use a dying social media platform run by a ruthless lizard dictator?

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. - IcetailofWishClan

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.

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

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!

There's a reason we have the rating system it shows people what to expect in the game like blood and violence, bad language and nudity.

There is a kid in my neighborhood who plays Call Of Duty, and guess how old he is? 8!

I honestly think our game rating system is more accurate on content in games than our film rating system.

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 friend met a brat who was whining at recess about not getting the toy that she wanted, she walked away and she said whats wrong with you, and she said whats wrong with YOU

I feel bad for you dude.

Let them do drugs

This deserves to be at #1. I had this uncle who would abuse me and my brothers and sisters

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.

What sort of sick parent would do this?

My uncle used to do it to me and my sister until we got him arrested. - AlphaQ

Let them play games online

I disagree, not all online games have voice chat and if they do you can usually mute them.

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!

No wonder I hear so many 10 year olds when I play Call of Duty

Do you mean like flash games or games with online multiplayer?

Let them get an earring

If you have earrings then it's fine, just don't get eyebrow piercings or nose piercings.

Kids where I live get ears pierced before they learn how to crawl!

It's better when you're younger because your ears harden as you get older.

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.

What's wrong with that? My baby cousin got her first one when she was 1 or 2 I think.

Let them have a boyfriend/girlfriend

I had a girlfriend in Year 1 but it wasn't sexual or anything. As long as its not sexual, you can date anyone at any age.

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. - Skullkid755

My parents said I could have a boyfriend when I was ten and I was like what? Cause the person who asked me was 13

I got a dance partner when I was 11. Does that count as "romance". Cause we kinda like each other. - PizzaGuy

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! -.-

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.

People are just gonna troll them or flag one of their videos.

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.

The Contenders

Let them have sex

I doubt that any parents would let them do that unless... OH NO

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.

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.

Dude that is so stupid almost all 10 year olds have not gone through puberty and developed fully this is so stupid

Let them have too much candy

My parents made this mistake. I'm trying to lose weight. Stop giving kids too much candy. ONLY Halloween AND BIRTHDAYS!

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.

Too much candy will give them cavities.

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.

Let them watch Gravity Falls porn

If you enjoy sexual fanfictions you are probably a horrible person in general.

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

Letting them watch porn in general is wrong

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

Let them smoke

Not Even Adults Should Be Smoking

No one does that

Smoking could cause cancer.

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

Let them read this list

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

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. - Flowerfriend4407

At least I'm not a ten year old

Why is this is on this list this is dumb I'm 13 And reading this list most people in middle school are between the ages of 11-15 not 10

Let them abuse 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 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.

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

I hope that cat scratched their eyes out

Let them into a strip club

Wow,their parents are okay with their 10 year olds going to some nudity club? Gross...

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.

NO ONE DOES THAT oops I was on capitols

Let them have a Instagram account

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

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 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.

Its really stupid. It just kids bragging about themselves online anyways.

Let them listen to rap music

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).

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! "

Let them cuss

I'm 12 and I will NEVER cuss

Needs to be in the top ten

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

It's so bad it was put here twice.

Let them scream in public

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

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

We are talking about 10 not 5!

Ugh I hate this

Let them listen to Nicki Minaj

I'd rather let them listen to Nicki Minaj than listen to Lizzo. She's equally as inappropriate but no one cares.

If my kid was listening to Nicki, I would hate them because Nicki Minaj sucks

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

That is so depressing.

Let them fart in public

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

Actually...I read and it's ACTUALLY good for your health to fart. LAUGH OUT LOUD!

Oh gees you don't control when you fart that is the most stupidest reason I ever heard

They can't help so can't you.

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

That’s dangerous

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

Let them play with guns

What about Nerf Gunz?

Nerf guns aren't dangerous though.

Why not play with water guns?

What's wrong with Nerf Guns?

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