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 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.
I have a ...more

I disagree with you 100% I think kids should get a phone when they are 8. And so they take their phone everywhere? So what? - Luckys

Why do parents give their 7-10 year old kids phones these days when they might use it immaturely or get addicted to them which can cause seclusion from their family and friends? - JoeBoi

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

They should have a cellphone at 14 - ElSherlock

2 Let them get whatever they want bye throwing temper tantrums

Reminds me of Caillou - EpicJake

I have a feeling that Caillou is involved in this - ElSherlock

They need to be taught that that's no way to get something. - KilljoyWithAPen


3 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 - Misfire

Facebook isn't even good - ElSherlock

My mom won't let me use social media till I'm 13, and when I went to the restroom I saw popular girls taking photos in front of the mirror and posting it on social media. - Luckys

I mean there’s way less people on Facebook nowadays than say 2009. - Randomator

4 Let them act like brats

Spoiled brats. - Userguy44

This kinda goes along with throwing temper tantrums to get their way but yeah you can’t let them get away with acting like that - Randomator

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 - Maya159610

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!

5 Let them play games online

I remember that I played some online games as a kid - ElSherlock

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

My brother is one of those annoying 8 year olds you hear online in games like fortnite or Minecraft - Randomator

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

6 Let them get Rated M games

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

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!

I sometimes do this, but not on xBox or whatever (I don't have one) - Luckys

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

7 Let them do drugs

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

Drugs are bad, kids! don't DO THEM.

Drugs are bad - ElSherlock

Now this is bad. - Userguy44

8 Let them get an earring

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

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

Only if the child is too young or if they didn't get permission first - RoseWeasley

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

9 Let them have a boyfriend/girlfriend

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! -.- - Misfire

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. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

So, you won't let your kids date when they're 17 or older? You said no more, no less. - Skullkid755

They are too young to have a boyfriend/girlfriend - ElSherlock

NO! NO NO NO! Why on earth would a 10 year old have a boyfriend/girlfriend? Well, they shouldn’t because their relationship may become hostile which would lead them to eventually break up and ruin their lives. - JoeBoi

10 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. - OnlyInDreams

At 10? The age limit is 16 mates. Also, in some religions like mine it's haram. - AlphaQ

Umm... at age 10? They actually let them do this...? - Misfire

There's age of consent for a reason - ElSherlock

The Contenders

11 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.

You need to be at least 13 to have a YouTube channel - ElSherlock

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.

12 Let them have too much candy

Eating too much candy is unhealthy - ElSherlock

My mom lets me have lots of candy on occasions, but if my dad lived with me he'd kill me. - Luckys

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.

13 Let them watch Gravity Falls porn

Gross fan-art of a crappy show. - myusernameisthis

Things like this appear only on the internet - ElSherlock

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

Gross - Mranonymously

14 Let them smoke

No one should smoke cigarettes, only weed LOL! - AlphaQ

Nobody should smoke period. - Randomator

Smoking is unhealthy - ElSherlock

You should never smoke anyway. It can cause lung cancer. - Userguy44

15 Let them read this list

You shouldn't do that, because you will give them bad ideas. - Userguy44

I am 11 there is an idiot at school who has drugs and puts them in food and HIS 5 YEAR OLD BROTHER DOES AS WELL

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

Well it's too late

16 Let them into a strip club

I mean, I did sneak into one when I was 14 but 10? No way. - AlphaQ

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

That's disgusting - ElSherlock

What the hell? - Randomator

17 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. - AlphaQ

That's horrible - ElSherlock

Animal abuse is horrible. - Userguy44

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.

18 Let them listen to rap music

Unless the rap music is good - ElSherlock

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. - AlphaQ

I listen to rap, but not bad rap. - Luckys

Let them listen to good rappers than. Not 6ix9ine, Lil Pump etc. - Userguy44

19 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. - Connor360

We are talking about 10 not 5!

Ugh I hate this - Pony

20 Let them listen to Nicki Minaj

If my kid was listening to Nicki, I would hate them because Nicki Minaj sucks - 0w0uwu

Anaconda is a ripoff of Baby Got Back. - QueenieAG

My anaconda don't got none, unless you got buns hon. - Luckys

Don't destroy your kids ears please. - Userguy44

21 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

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

22 Let them drive cars

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

Driving at young age is a bad idea - ElSherlock

That’s dangerous - Randomator

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

23 Let them have a Instagram account

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. - Luckys

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

You shouldn’t have social media in general until you’re at least 13-14 years old - Randomator

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

24 Let them play with guns

What's wrong with Nerf Guns? - AlphaQ

Why not play with water guns? - ElSherlock

No nerf gun wars? - Randomator

Nerf guns aren't dangerous though. - Userguy44

25 Let them kill themselves

No one should do this. - AlphaQ

Yeah not vary controversial

Parents are so stupid in this generation, that they let 10 year olds kill themselves, they're so stupid.

My friend is so annoying...she claims to have deppression when she doesn't. Self-diagnosis, people!

26 Let them watch South Park

South Park is not allowed because of swearing and sometimes porno but Watership down is allowed and that film was violent and messed up. - AlphaQ

South Park is for adults - ElSherlock

By the most violent show ever I thought you meant happy tree friends. And let's pray that any parent wouldn't be stupid enough to show their kid such a bloody show (and that goes for watership down)!

Everyone's like "What's your favorite South Park episode"? Well, some people don't watch South Park! - PatrickStar

27 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? - JoeBoi

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

If it's a toy gun then they can - Chromium

28 Let them play with knives

Knives are dangerous - ElSherlock

This is seriously wrong

Just don't let them do the knife game song... - kaitlynrad11

There just toys so big deal this list sucks.

29 Let them listen to songs about drugs, partying, sex, and butts

Kesha - Luckys

This needs to be in the top 10. It really does.

I Made The List Of Songs About Drugs, I'm 10 - BeatlesFan1964

Like we don't know about these things

30 Let them dress sexy

That is one way to lure pedophiles near your kid. - JoeBoi

That Is How You Get A Boy/GirlFriend - RockStarr

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!

31 Let them litter

Save the environment - 0w0uwu

32 Let them watch rated R movies

Unless the 10 year old is super mature or about to die and this is their last request I wouldn't let my innocent 10 year old watch an R rated movie. I might let them watch a pg 13 movie, but R? naw.

Cannibal Holocaust from Italy I think is a perfect example a violent R movies and don't forget Cannibal Holocaust is one of my favorites but I refused to watch it again - CerealGuy

A kid in my second grade class was obsessed with rated R movies, it's all he ever talked about.

I watched The Shining... It was disgusting and horrible.

33 Let them into a bar

If it's a restaurant bar you could let the kids sit there - Unknownguy

You can't go to a bar until you're at least 21.

34 Let them have a TheTopTens account

I had this account since I was 6 - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

You know some 10-12 year olds made accounts here - ElSherlock

This site have always been overpopulated with bunch of ten year olds. - Vip3r

I can see why you wouldn't want them watching Happy tree friends, (the only good episode was the copyright one) but TheTopTens is completely innocent!

35 Let them go on the internet

I remember that I was on the internet since I was 10 - ElSherlock

I've been on the internet since I was 4. - Luckys

Overprotective parents, just go AWAY - JaysTop10List

How are kids supposed to do research for school, eh? - 906389

36 Let them cuss

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

I cuss sometimes. - Luckys

I'm 12 and I will NEVER cuss - slytherinforever

Needs to be in the top ten

37 Let them use swear words

Oh please... - Userguy44

38 Let them have Twitter
39 Let them listen to Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber

Actually, I think this is bad for ANYONE!

That sums up the list. - nko32

Justin will sing this one to them
"And you're not a Baby Baby Any-mooore."

40 Let them not brush their teeth

I brush my teeth 7 minutes if I forget to brush them

41 Let them be rude to people

It depends on the kid and the parents really. -Anonymousxcxc.

42 Let them watch 9/11 videos

I knew about this since I was 7 - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

Kids are just going to laugh at them, which is downright cruel and insulting to the 9/11 victims and their families. Well, I understand why kids would do this though. - JoeBoi

Why? - ElSherlock

My cousins learned about 9/11 in elementary school

43 Let them watch YouTube Poop videos

Some are safe like the Toy Story ones but most have cursing, so unless they're mature, maybe don't let them. - myusernameisthis

There was a Peppa Pig youtube poop on the T.V. at my best friend's birthday party and all the viewers (visitors) were somewhere at age 10-12.

I watched YouTube poop videos a lot when I was 10, but that was before I knew their were bad words in them. Now I only watch the ones without swearing (although it's nearly impossible to find a YouTube poop without any swearing). - Imreallyboredrightnow

I watched YouTube Poop when I was 10. I liked them but why all the swearing? WHY? - RiverClanRocks

44 Let them sing inappropriate songs

I know some second graders on my bus who keep sing Nicki Minaj's Anaconda.

I heard a 4th grader at my school singing, " My anaconda don't, my anaconda don't..."

At our Homecoming Pep Rally I played for the Marching Band and during one of the pep rally games, they started to play Hit the Quan and Whip and Nae Nae (not the marching band) and all the elementary kids (we let everyone in our elementary, jr, and high schools join) started to dance to those songs. Even Preschoolers! While the Jr High and High school kids were just standing around like "what? " Seriously. That's the kind of stuff Nazis would've used on Jews in concentration camps to burn their eyes. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

A first grader once tried to sing "20 Dollars in my Pocket."

45 Let them watch Happy Tree Friends

This is an adult cartoon - ElSherlock

I hate happy tree friends

When I was 7,8, or 9 I thought happy tree friends was your good innocent kid show until I saw I had blood & gore


It’s a gore cartoon disguised as a kid show

Happy Tree friends is a really, really messed up show - Imreallyboredrightnow

I watched it when I was 5...I got scarred for life. - Epicsauce45

46 Letting Them Get Plastic Surgery
47 Let them watch porn

Kids should never watch these - ElSherlock

Porn is disgusting no one should watch it - Mranonymously

I agree adults probably made this list - trender2004

I swear a lot of kids, especially teens, do this

48 Let them listen to satanic black metal

At least it isn't rap or pop.

Are you serious!? I'd LOVE IT if my two nieces someday within the next 5 years listened to any type of metal and not that pop and rap crap!

I don't like black metal.

Unless they are metal fans then well, I started listening when I was 1 and still love it today.

49 Let them wear makeup

The only way to look like a hooker who ran through a whole episode of My Little Pony and Care Bears while being smashed by a truck made of pastel and colored clay.

They only do it to look like an adult.

I'm 13, I think its stupid for teenagers to wear make-up because you get pimples and it just makes them worse.

This should be in the top 10! It makes girls look like an adult and it looks horrible on a 10 year old girl. - ethanwakeman

50 Let them not clean their room

TRU that! Mine turns into a stay every five minutes

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