Pink gave fans some insight into her protective parenting style in a new interview.
The 43-year-old pop star revealed on KTU 103.5 FM’s Carolina With Greg T In The Morning Show that her daughter Willow, 11, does not have a phone.
The Philadelphia-bred songwriter — who recently announced an upcoming tour —said she won’t allow the youngster to possess the mobile device until she can prove social media is good for you.
She said during the chat, ‘I told [Willow], point blank, “If you can produce literature from a reputable source that tells me that social media is good for you, then you can be on it. Otherwise, good luck.”‘
In addition to Willow, Pink and husband Carey Hart also share a six-year-old son named Jameson.
During the conversation Pink also explained she doesn’t want to ‘coddle’ her children for fear the world will ‘eat them up.’
As a result, the entertainer strives for balance and noted there’s a ‘fine line’ between preserving her kids’ ‘innocence’ and ‘preparing’ them for adulthood.
On her choice to keep a cell phone out of her daughter’s hands she said, ‘It’s hard. A lot of my friends have their kids on TikTok and I don’t.
‘I told Willow, “That doesn’t move my needle, they’re not my kids, you’re my kid.”‘
The star, whose real name is Alecia Moore, also explained to her firstborn that there are ‘a lot of eyes on her’ as the child of a famous public figure.
She noted, however, that Willow does possess a watch which she uses to communicate with her parents when necessary.
In regard to Willow actually finding proof that social media is ‘good for you,’ Pink said, ‘She could be a lawyer. She could literally pass the bar.
‘She’s always right… She might actually find that literature, but good luck.’
Moore, who in recent years has become known for her stage acrobatics, plans to take her kids on her upcoming Summer Carnival world tour.
‘I’m so lucky to be able to bring my kids with me, and all of my guitar players’ kids are going to be there… it’s amazing,’ she gushed about hitting the road.
Careful not to ‘take over’ the pre-teen’s life, she added that Willow will travel back and forth between tour and home to ensure she has her own life.
The musician’s new album Trustfall was released one month ago on Friday, February 17.
At the time she shared a four-image carousel with her 9.2M Instagram followers and said, ‘I can’t believe this day is finally here!! I have been waiting almost patiently to share my heart and soul with all of you.
‘This album means so much to me it’s silly sauce. I hope this becomes the “I remember where I was when I listened to that album” for you.
‘So many options, how do I choose?! Box sets, zines, vinyl. I want ‘em all.’