He doesn’t need Ron
Cristiano Ronaldo has not given his 11-year-old son a mobile phone – so he doesn’t get ‘obsessed with technology’.
A recent UK study found most children own a mobile by the age of seven and revealed nine out of ten children have their own device by age 11.
Asked at the Al Wasl Plaza in Dubai whether technology had helped him become a football star, Ronaldo said: “Definitely it helps a lot.
“It helped me and the people here, all the world, and I think we have to take advantage of that but we shouldn’t be obsessed with it. For example, I can give you a small impression.
“My oldest child is going to be 12 years old soon and he asks me every time, ‘Daddy, can I have a phone, can I have a phone, can I have a phone.’ I say to him, ‘Cristiano, you have time.’
“I know as well that this young generation are one step ahead of their age so I agree that we have to take advantage of that but not to be obsessed about technology.
“Give them but with a period of time, not give them all the time. I think that’s the main point here.”