We’re talking about strict parents here.
You’ll need to be able to answer questions like, “Is it okay to get in a car while driving?” and “Is there a way to change the air conditioner in my house?” in the most basic of terms, or you’ll probably be banned from Facebook.
The rules aren’t as strict as you might expect.
These parents will not let you access their social media accounts for any reason, and they’ll not let your child use a mobile device to play.
In fact, they’ll ban your child from playing in the living room or kitchen if it’s the first time they’ve done so in a long time.
That’s a big change, but not just because of this new set of rules.
It’s because parents will also be prohibited from taking pictures or recording videos of their kids, and from taking photos or recording video of anyone they think is “unsupervised.”
And parents will have to remove the photo and video from their kids’ phones, or their kids will have them taken away.
“We don’t think that’s a good idea,” said Katie Cappelli, director of policy for the American Academy of Pediatrics.
“The reason for that is parents need to keep the child safe.
That doesn’t mean they can’t have fun with the child, but we think that parents need the best care possible.”
The new guidelines are in place because the American Heart Association (AHA) has seen a spike in “uncontrolled” kids over the last few years, especially among kids ages 4 to 6.
“Unsupervised” kids are those kids who are not in school, not in regular contact with their parents, and are not supervised by an adult.
“There’s an epidemic of unsupervised kids that are going into our schools,” said Cappellisaid.
“They’re going to be exposed to lots of things and we don’t want that.”
“What this does is it makes it harder for parents to get a handle on their kids,” said Dr. Michael Vassar, medical director of pediatric medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
“Parents need to do their best to teach their kids about the dangers of these things, because they don’t know where these kids are going.”
The AHA’s new guidelines aim to prevent children from getting into situations where they can be in harm’s way, including using a car, playing in public, playing on a playground, or even riding in a vehicle.
“It’s just not appropriate for a child to be driving around a city at night,” said Vassal.
“This is not a safe environment for a kid to be on.”
In some cases, it’s even possible to get away with things like taking pictures, recording videos, or having a baby.
It also isn’t a great idea to take your child’s phone out of your pocket, or to give your child a video game.
Even if you do all of those things, parents will still be banned for not properly following these rules, such as taking the phone to the doctor when they see signs of a seizure.
“I have been doing this for 30 years,” said Kelly Wicks, a mother of four in northern Indiana who has three children under the age of six.
“If I wasn’t following these policies, I don’t feel safe in my own home.”
Parents will be banned if they have any of these restrictions in place: Using a cellphone without parental permission or permission from the other parent