Kerry Katona hits back at criticism of daughter DJ, 6, having a phone and TikTok saying 'that's just the way it is'

KERRY Katona has defended letting her six-year-old have a phone and appear on TikTok.

The 40-year-old former Atomic Kitten star admitted her generation found it shocking but insisted: "That's just the way it is."

Writing in her New magazine column, Kerry said her daughter Dylan-Jorge had the social networking app and said that was a good thing.

She added that her five children don't have private accounts either, saying it's good for them to get to grips with the online world as quickly as possible.

She wrote: "My six-year-old DJ uses TikTok. To be fair, it's a whole different generation.

"The sooner they get used to social media and can control it themselves, the better. That's why my kids' profiles aren't private.

"I think my generation finds it quite shocking that a six-year-old has a phone, but that's just the way it is.

"Technology is the future."

Dylan-Jorge, Kerry's daughter with late ex-husband George Kay, is the youngest of her five children.

She also has Molly, 19, and Lily-Sue, 18, with ex-husband Brian McFadden and Heidi, 14, and Max, 12, with Mark Croft.

TikTok is a Chinese video and music-based social media app that allows users to create and share short videos with special effects.

Jokes, clips and footage dominate the platform, along with memes and videos in which youngsters, some scantily clad, lip-sync and dance to pop music.

Princess Andre, a friend of the Katona family through their friendship with Heidi, was recently permanently banned from TikTok.

However, the 13-year-old protested: "My TikTok again!! I'm doing nothing wrong. Is this happening to anyone else?"

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