Katie Holmes has said she can be "overprotective" of her eight-year-old daughter Suri.

The 35-year-old star, who had Suri with ex-husband Tom Cruise, told Hello! magazine: "Any parent has to watch everything that is going on around her child and I think I am a little overprotective because I'm always the one say [ing], 'Watch out, there's a car...'"

She continued: "I try to be as informed as possible in terms of looking and listening to what's going on, and getting to know my child's friends."

Holmes added that she is thankful Suri is not old enough to be on the internet yet. 

"Suri is little, so I haven't got to the internet part of parenting - and believe me, I am happy to put that off for as long as possible - but I am monitoring TV and trying to keep her as innocent as I can for as long as possible," she said.