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Peter Andre at odds with kids over Instagram

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Peter Andre at odds with kids over Instagram

Peter Andre doesn't let his kids Junior and Princess log on to social media when they are at his house.

The 'Mysterious Girl' singer has taken an opposing stance to the kids' mother Katie Price, who has opened Instagram accounts for them, and when they stay with him and his new wife Emily MacDonagh they are not allowed to sign in to the photo sharing website.

Peter - who has two-year-old daughter Amelia with Emily and another baby on the way - believes Junior, 11, and nine-year-old daughter Princess are too young for Instagram and keeps them offline because he believes the platform opens up "all sorts of issues".

Writing in his column for New! magazine, he shared: "I have been asked how I feel about my kids having Instagram accounts. Everyone knows I don't allow them to have phones or social media at my house. I don't like kids having them because I think it opens them up to all sorts of issues."

However, Peter respects Katie's decision to allow them to use Instagram - despite users needing to be 13 to have accounts - when the kids are with her.

Talking about the need for "compromise" when you co-parent, the 43-year-old TV star said: "As a parent you have to compromise with the other parent and try to work together. I can only advise and encourage them - I can't do any more than that."

Katie, 38, recently admitted she let her children join Instagram so they can further their own showbiz careers.

She said: "My kids have been brought up in the industry with their dad and me on TV shows, everyone knows who they are. Now they are being booked themselves for TV shows, modelling jobs and stuff like that. Social media is the future ... It's a business thing."