Nick Cannon's kids are obsessed with technology.

The 'America's Got Talent' host has 17-month-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with wife Mariah Carey and says the toddlers are fascinated by his gadgets and although he encourages their curiosity he wants to raise them to be safe online.

He said: ''My son was playing with my laptop and he broke it. My kids are already attracted to technology. They want to touch it; they're always reaching for it. They love my iPad. That's their generation; they love computers. So it'll be important as they grow older to know what they're doing online, to keep them safe.''

Nick, 31, is keen for his children to grow up appreciating they lead privileged lives and wants them to always help other people.

He added to People.com: ''I want my kids to understand that every child isn't as fortunate as they are.

''I want [them] to grow up helping others. I was raised by my grandmother. We were low-income, but she was always taking in foster kids. She would help anyone, and it was a good lesson for me growing up.''