- Pastor David Ibiyeomie has advised parents against giving their children who have not gotten to the university level phones
- The founder of Salvation Ministries said that parents must insist on doing what is right even if their children kick against it
- Many Nigerians who reacted to the sermon were divided over the rightness and wrongness of giving a child a phone
In a sermon reshared by Goldmyne, the clergyman said that no parent should buy their children a phone until the wards get to the university.
I never gave my son a phone
He said that it may be hard, but parents have got to stand their ground. Giving a personal example, he revealed that he stopped his son from using a phone until he got to a higher institution and he values that lesson today.
Phone is a distraction to kids
Pastor Ibiyeomie said that when a child is using a phone, it could be quite a distraction as many things pop up.
He added that parents could install land phones in their homes for communication, arguing that the children could always use their parents’ mobile devices.
Watch his sermon below: