The Duggars Have Cell Phones, but Find Out Their Restrictions
If you have noticed on “Counting On,” the Duggars do have cell phones, but that doesn’t mean they use them the same way the rest of us do. In Touch Weekly shared about how they do have phones, but it is with certain rules. Jessa Duggar Seewald actually shared that they get their phone when they turn 16. This could have do with them being out on the streets driving and away from the family.
Michelle and Jim Bob actually explained the details a bit more about how they do phones and why it is that way.
“Young men would have more of a struggle seeing bad stuff, so what we’ve done with the smartphones is that we’ve … actually locked out Safari and any Internet search at all, and then we’ve just had basic apps. We have emails and just the basic things on the phones for the guys. But even on the maps and things there are some ways to see some bad things, and that’s a struggle.”
It has been seen on the show “Counting On” that they do actually get to FaceTime, but it looks like they need a chaperone around when it happens. It turns out that at the time most of the boys had basic phones. You have to be courting to even get a social network and some of them don’t even seem to really care about that at all. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are strict, but it doesn’t sound like they are too strict about it all.
Are you surprised that the Duggars even let their kids have cell phones? Sound off in the comments section below on your thoughts.