Jennifer Garner says she’s ‘terrified’ to let her kids on social media

Jennifer Garner may seem like she has it all figured out, but there’s still one parenting topic that has her stumped — social media. 

During an interview with Fox News at a junket for her upcoming action film, Peppermint, Garner opened up about her concerns when it comes to exposing her three children, Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 6, to the social media world. 

"Oh gosh, I don’t know. My kids don’t have any social media yet, and I am terrified,” the 46-year-old actress admitted. "I think it puts so much pressure on kids at an age where they’re really vulnerable anyways. If anyone has any clues, let me know.”

Despite being active on Instagram herself, Garner confessed that she’s "probably overprotective" when it comes to her kids.

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Actress Jennifer Garner receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, August 20, 2018 in Hollywood, California. - Garner, who received the 2,641st star in the Motion Picture category, stars in the soon to be released film 'Peppermint.' (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 20: Jennifer Garner (second from R) and family attend the ceremony honoring Jennifer Garner with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on August 20, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Actress Jennifer Garner poses with members of her family at her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, August 20, 2018 in Hollywood, California. From left are parents Patricia Ann Garner and William John Garner, her children Violet Affleck, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck, Samuel Garner Affleck and her sister Melissa Garner Wylie. - Garner, who received the 2,641st star in the Motion Picture category, stars in the soon to be released film 'Peppermint.' (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress Jennifer Garner receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, August 20, 2018 in Hollywood, California. - Garner, who received the 2,641st star in the Motion Picture category, stars in the soon to be released film 'Peppermint.' (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 20: Jennifer Garner and her daughter, Violet Affleck attend the ceremony honoring Jennifer Garner with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on August 20, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 20: Jennifer Garner (L) and Samuel Garner Affleck attend the ceremony honoring Jennifer Garner with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on August 20, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 20: Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck (L) and Samuel Garner Affleck attend the ceremony honoring Jennifer Garner with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on August 20, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 20: (L-R) Susannah Kay Garner Carpenter, Jennifer Garner, and Melissa Garner Wylie attend the ceremony honoring Jennifer Garner with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on August 20, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 20: Jennifer Garner with her parents and sisters at the ceremony honoring Jennifer Garner with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on August 20, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
Actress Jennifer Garner receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, August 20, 2018 in Hollywood, California. - Garner, who received the 2,641st star in the Motion Picture category, stars in the soon to be released film 'Peppermint.' (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 20: A general view of atmosphere at the ceremony honoring Jennifer Garner with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on August 20, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 20: (L-R) William John Garner, Violet Affleck, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck, Jennifer Garner, and Samuel Garner Affleck attend the ceremony honoring Jennifer Garner with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on August 20, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 20: (L-R) Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, and Bryan Cranston attend the ceremony honoring Jennifer Garner with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on August 20, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 20: Jennifer Garner speaks during the ceremony honoring Jennifer Garner with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on August 20, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 20: Jennifer Garner attends the ceremony honoring Jennifer Garner with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on August 20, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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In her new film, Garner plays mother Riley North, whose husband and young daughter are gunned down before her very eyes. She said that tapping into certain feelings was a real challenge for her. 

"I think you can’t ignore the depth of a mom’s feelings. You don’t have to be a mom to understand that. We’re all human,” she said. "For anyone, we all play the joy of motherhood, the beauty of motherhood, but to dig into the terror and the fear and the rage of motherhood was a whole new place.”

Garner opened up to ET’s Kevin Frazier about physically preparing for the demanding role. 

“We did a lot of dance, cardio, but we also you know did crazy weights and I did bands, and did trampoline, and did everything,” she shared. “I also boxed every day, and then I trained with the stunt team.” 

Peppermint hits theaters on Friday, Sept. 7.

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