When it comes to kids and Instagram many parents are reluctant to allow their children on social media and basketball star Lebron James is no different.

The father of three wouldn’t allow any of his kids on Instagram until his oldest reminded him of a promise.

Lebron Sr. said that three years ago, he told LeBron Jr. he could get an account in the summer of 2019.

However, the overinvolved sports parent recently took to Instagram to caution fans to not mess with his son in the comments section.

The Lakers star wrote:

Everyone welcome the heir to the throne to IG @real_bronny! Told him 3 years ago the summer of 2019 I’d let you him get one. Damn time flies! Hahaha! Anyways let’s get Bronny! P.S. Keep y’all hating a**es off his comments or we pulling up !! !!

The NBA dad made it clear that when it comes to his kids, he’s here to protect them from online harassment.

In only a few days Lebron Jr. wracked up nearly a million followers.

His dad is probably monitoring his son’s account closely to keep the trolls from invading the young basketball star’s comment section.

According to Global Citizen, more than a third of young people in the U.S. report experiencing cyberbullying.

No wonder parents have their reservations about Instagram but as digital consumption evolves it’s almost impossible to keep kids off social media.

To keep children safe on Instagram and other social platforms parents can manage the digital landscape by establishing rules and setting up controls to filter out harmful online practices.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed a media plan to help families create a safe environment for kids using digital media.

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Tiffani is a writer for Dearly. She is from New York City. Prior to working for Dearly she covered fashion news and managed social media for various digital media outlets.

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