Hermione Norris says children should be playing in the fields not on their mobiles
Cold Feet and Wire In The Blood star Hermione Norris says she'll be keeping her children off Twitter and Facebook as long as possible
Actress Hermione NorrisPhoto: MARTIN POPE
9:19AM GMT 29 Nov 2014
It is a dilemma faced by many a modern parent, what to do when your children start spending so much of their time on the Internet social media?
If one of Britain’s most popular actresses had her way they would all be playing outside instead of obsessing about Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat.
Hermione Norris, star of Cold Feet, The Crimson Field and In The Club, said: “Thankfully, my two are too young at the moment for social media. My attitude is, ‘Get outside into the garden, get as dirty as you can, play. Be a child.’”
Ms Norris admits she does not have much time for much of what passes for modern communication nowadays. “I don’t care for any sort of social media. I’m not on Facebook either. I’m not even keen on email; it’s too invasive,” she said, adding:
“I mean, how many different ways do you need to communicate? What’s wrong with simply talking to somebody? I was chatting to a member of staff at my children’s school the other day. She’d come across ten teenagers in a room, each on their phones. She said, ‘Why don’t you just talk to each other?’ And they said, ‘We are’.”