Kim Kardashian Reveals Her Social Media Rules for Daughter North

A kid’s place on social media always sparks conversation. Balancing fun, connection and safety can be difficult. Read on to see how reality TV’s most-popular mom is doing it.
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By Wyndi Kappes, Assistant Editor
Published January 5, 2023
North West and Kim Kardashian attend the Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Fall Winter 2022 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 06, 2022 in Paris, France
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Social media can be an intimidating place for adults, much less kids. While your kids might be itching to connect with friends or show off their dance moves; safety concerns, bullying and worries around screen time, can make it hard to determine just how much access your kids should have to social media.

While there’s no right answer to how much is too much, Kim Kardashian recently sat down with Gwenyth Paltrow on the goop podcast to share the boundaries she’s put in place with her own daughter North.

“With social media, it is hard because all the cousins, all my nieces and nephews, they’re all best friends with my kids. They’re all the same ages. So if Penelope has a TikTok, North wants a TikTok, and all the girls at school have a TikTok,” Kardashian explained in the interview.

“However, I have made a rule with their dad [Kanye West] about it — he’s not happy about that. I respect that.But it can only be on my phone. It’s not something where she can scroll and look at things," the reality TV star said. “We don’t do comments.”

Kardashian currently shares a TikTok with her daughter, where they post fun dance videos and North directs her own skincare tutorials. “It makes her so happy, and she’s so innocent in so many ways,” said the SKIMS founder, “She loves to do this stuff. I take it as more of a creative thing. As long as it’s age appropriate and they’re having fun.”

Kardashian’s strict social media rules are a reflection of her own experience with the platform where she has faced criticism and backlash for her controversial posts in the past. She has spoken about her desire to ensure that her children are protected from similar experiences and has told Harper’s Bazaar in the past that she would like to keep her kids off social media as long as possible.

“I found a groove with her TikTok, as long as it’s me and her together and I’m there,” she said. “That works for now. But it’s a crazy world, I don’t deny that.”

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