Sarah Michelle Gellar Explains Why Her Kids Aren’t Allowed on Social Media

Letting your kids use social media is one of the biggest dilemmas modern parents face, and celebrities are no different. Sarah Michelle Gellar decided to say a firm “no” to Instagram and TikTok, and she’s not allowing her little ones to use them just yet.

Gellar is married to her Scooby-Doo co-star Freddie Prinze Jr., and they’re proud parents of two children—13-year-old Charlotte and 10-year-old Rocky. They’re at that tricky age when most kids want to join social media and interact with their friends online, but Gellar doesn’t feel it’s the right time just yet.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer star discussed her approach to social media with Yahoo Life’s So Mini Ways and said that her rules are probably stricter than most. She allows her kids to look at social media on her phone every once in a while, but they still don’t have their own accounts.

“I believe kids need to know what their limitations are, and they actually thrive in that environment. We’re not mean, we’re not unnecessarily strict, but we have rules. And the same way I abide by my code of rules, I expect the same from our children,” explained Gellar.

It’s difficult to prescribe the exact age for kids to join social media, but it most likely shouldn’t be before they turn 13—after all, this is the minimum age limit on both Instagram and TikTok.