CRISTIANO RONALDO has not given his 11-year-old son a mobile phone, so that he does not become ‘obsessed with technology’.
The Manchester United legend revealed that he fears his son Cristiano Jr. will get hooked if he has a phone, like many of his generation.
Ronaldo sees the advantages of modern technology, but is wary of the omissions.
Cristiano Ronaldo has continually refused his son’s requests for a mobile phone
A recent study in the UK found that the majority of children have a mobile child by the age of seven and revealed that nine out of ten children have their own device by age 11.
Asked at the Al Wasl Plaza in Dubai if technology has helped him become a soccer star, Ronaldo said: “It definitely helps a lot.
“It helped me and the people here, everybody, and I think we have to take advantage of that, but we shouldn’t get mad at it.
“For example, I can give you a small impression.
“My oldest ????? is going to be 12 soon and he asks me every time: ‘Dad, can I have a phone? Can I have a phone?’
“I tell him, ‘Cristiano, you have time’.
“I also know that this young generation is a step ahead of their age, so I agree that we have to take advantage of that, but not be discouraged by technology.
“Give them only with a period of time, not give them all the time. I think that’s the main point here.”
Cristiano Jr turns 12 in June and is the eldest of Ronaldo’s four children, with his partner Georgina Rodríguez currently pregnant with twins.
The 15-year Ballon d’Or winner said he turned down the youngster’s request for a phone four years ago.
At the time, the Portugal icon said: “Junior is very happy and says he wants more brothers and sisters, he wants to see.
“I ask you to wait for the future. One day, Junior asked me for an iPhone to call me, but I said no. If he wants to call me, he must call me through his grandmother.
“I want to convey to my son the idea that it is not easy to get what he wants. Education is the best thing he could give her”.
The report that Ƅy Childwise released in January 2020 revealed that 90 percent of ?????ren had their own deʋice before the age of 11.
The report, based on a survey of 2,167 British children aged 5 to 16, also found that 53 per cent of young people who owned mobile phones were around the age of 7.
Cristianinho, named an anonymous surrogate before his footballer father met his current partner Georgina, is featured prominently in the Netflix show ‘I AM Georgina’ about her rags-to-riches journey.
In one scene, she jokes about telling the young man that he has to introduce him to his girlfriend after he finds out that they are already dating.