The Obamas Restrict Daughter's Technology Use to Weekends

The Obamas Restrict Daughter's Technology Use to Weekends

During their speeches at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama both talked up how normal a family life the First Family lives. According Mr. and Mrs. Obama, their daughters live regular lives that include discussions about middle school crushes and basketball games. But the New York Times uncovered something that may not be so common to most American families: Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11, are only allowed to use technology for non-school activities on the weekends.

"Technology is for weekends," reports the Times. "Malia may use her cellphone only then, and she and her sister cannot watch television or use a computer for anything but homework during the week." 

This is undoubtedly all for the best. If we've learned one thing about social media, it's that Youth + Fame + Twitter = Potential Disaster.  

[NY Times via Mashable]

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