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


The Top Ten

1 Let them have a cell phone

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. - keycha1n

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.

I got my first phone when I was 9. There is no harm in it and it's useful because around the age of 9-10 is when kids start being more independent. They need to be able to phone their parents to keep in contact.

Yeah, but the problem is that the kids almost NEVER call their parents when they get older. They play games or watch videos. - Drawbox

Actually, it depends on how they use it. - Pokemonfan10

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2 Let them use Facebook

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.

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!

My younger brother and sister don't do this, fortunately. - Pokemonfan10

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3 Let them get whatever they want bye throwing temper tantrums

Reminds me of Caillou - EpicJake

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. - keycha1n

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

Reminds me of Caillou as well. - Connor360

Obviously, whoever put this on the list, their parents didn't let them do a spelling test at age 10... :P - benhos

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4 Let them play games online

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! - randomuser2525

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

In my elementary school, we have 7 year old kids playing Grand Theft Auto 5! What are their parents thinking! - An_Average_Person

If its something like splatoon or Minecraft or smash bros then its not THAT bad - VideoGamefan5

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5 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. - egnomac

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

Some parents can trust their kids well enough. my parents allow me to play M games, becaause they've playedd the games before, andd are ok with it. - zoocksycootserana

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6 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. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

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

It's better when you're younger because your ears harden as you get older. - Catlover2004

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.

I got mine at 6 because it's a family belief. - DankGodX

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7 Let them do drugs

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. - SlimVeggie

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. - art2400

What sort of sick parent would do this? - TwilightKitsune

Well, what kinds of drugs? if it's medical drugs, like pills for diseases and health issues are ok drugs for anybody - zoocksycootserana

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8 Let them act like brats

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!

I feel bad for you dude.

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

Ooooh! *kid voice* mommy!
Me:(my mind) I hate my life

9 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.

NO WAY! - Spottedtail

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10 Let them have a boyfriend/girlfriend

I hate middle school because of this. Every single day is, "Tobaqustiniqua is dating Rehonduglion! " (Notice ghetto names.) 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. It's a miracle I haven't turned into a crazed feminist bloodthirsty for men to hate on. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

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 - AnonymousChick

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

My dad once told me I wasn't allowed to get a boyfriend... Forever. I hope he was joking! Ah well... Its not looking too bright regardless... - keycha1n

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.

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The Contenders

11 Let them have sex

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

Dude that is so stupid almost all 10 year olds have not gone through puberty and developed fully this is so stupid - trender2004

I know girls in elementary school now that have sex and get pregnant.

Oh god. I'm planning to be a father, and when I do, my children will not watch sex. - TeamRocket747

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12 Let them watch Gravity Falls porn

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

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

Letting them watch porn in general is wrong

They think it was the regular show on Disney - Maddox121

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13 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! - iiKyodaiKickz

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.

It's better than nothing... - DankGodX

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14 Let them into a strip club

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

Well according to my calculations I'm at least 99% sure that its not allowed. - trender2004

NO ONE DOES THAT oops I was on capitols

If I'm ever in a club and I see a 10 year old I'd kick him out. - DankGodX

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15 Let them read this list

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

At least I'm not a ten year old - MLPFan

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

10 and reading - TeamRocket747

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16 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).

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! "

Okay...I think rap isn't that bad for kids but I think they should wait until they're a bit older too understand it because rap relates to people about my age to young adults. - DankGodX

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17 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

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

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


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18 Let them have a Instagram account

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

I saw a book in Barnes and Noble in the "What kids are doing today" section and I found said book that looked like a PICTURE BOOK and it was about Instagram. - mayamanga

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 think you can let then have an account but make sure they're on private like me. - DankGodX

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19 Let them listen to Nicki Minaj

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

That is so depressing.

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.

No 10 year old should have to hear "OHMYGOSHLOOKATHERBUTT" over and over and over and OVER AND OVER AGAIN!

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20 Let them babysit

In 5th grade, a group of popular girls babysat. But they were mature. I still think you should do it 12 and up, too.

Babysitting is for ages 12 and up - Unknownguy

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1. Let them use Facebook
2. Let them play games online
3. Let them have a cell phone
1. Let them get whatever they want bye throwing temper tantrums
2. Let them act like brats
3. Let them use Facebook
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