This digital era has brought about the family vlogging business. Here, the vlogging family puts every detail that may interest the public on their platforms for viewership that in turn attract financial prospects.
Most family vloggers have worked hard on their content creation and have earned a lot of money. However, what most people have never known are the adverse effects this practice has on children.
A 17-year-old girl opened up on a Reddit post on how family vlogging has adversely impacted her. Her family blogged for 7 years and as she looked back, the details are concerning. Here are the details of the post.
These are details that the public probably never knew about vlogging families. Everyone watching their videos is usually interested in what is presented to them. This post led to other Redditors sharing their views and experiences about the issue of family vlogging.
One response came from a parent who had an uncomfortable interaction with content from vlogging families. According to a user by the name BowlerBeautiful, children are not ready for everything that comes with a vlogging life.
Another user came to share a concerning experience he saw in a certain family vlog. This ordeal illustrates that most of the time, the parents behind this vlogging activity do not care about any other thing apart from the attention of the camera.
A user by the name curiouslyflexible, posted a comment that brought a unique perspective to the whole situation. There are so many people online who the children do not know about, yet a parent may be heard telling the child to wave to his or her friends.
A parent wrote a comment about how she has been raising her daughter in relation to online space. According to her, it looks really cute but she has resisted the temptation to put her daughter on online platforms.
Another parent wrote of how she changed from posting pictures of her children online to keeping everything within the confines of their home. According to a user by the name tis4toshi, one may get into this trend due to pressure from friends and family.
Though it may seem that the younger parents are the ones advocating for the family vlog idea, for this Reddit user, it is the other way around. According to kaan1q, the mum is the one interested in the idea of constantly posting the child’s photos on social media.
Another parent wrote a comment that shed light on the effect that these videos have on children. Though the daughter likes them so much, Justjeskuh does not like them. It created unrealistic pressure on the family as the daughter asked to be bought the things she saw online.
When the 17-year-old was asked about the money the family made, she replied that the mother indeed made a lot of money from the process.
Despite the huge amount of money that came from the family vlogging, a Reddit user by the name OnemoreSavBlanc found the whole business weird.
Even weirder, is the fact that she is not legally entitled to the proceeds of the whole vlogging activities. Though it might appear that she was a child actor to a user by the name bloseja, nothing from the whole process was legally hers.
To give people a hint of how big this business was for her family, the girl made a simple comparison of how much her parents made in a week.
One Redditor asked whether the parents encouraged them to start their own channels. From the response, it seems the parents had other things in mind. At the moment, that was not happening. Also, her elder sister was not allowed to go to college because her channel was picking up.
One Reddit user did the math which hinted at why these parents held onto the idea of vlogging even when it was time for their daughter to join college.
While discussing this life-ruining process, the question of the law had to be mentioned. There ought to be strict laws protecting children from harmful practices even in their own homes. A child may not know how much damage they get from activities that parents get them into. Even when they do not want to participate, they may not be able to say no.
Parents ought to focus on bringing up healthy children. This focus will eliminate the need to make children a money-making entity. Also, a law prohibiting this ought to be made.
A parent may decide to be deliberate about keeping everything about his or her children private. However, there may be a relative who will go against this wish and leave the children exposed in online spaces. Like in the case of one Reddit user by name kindadeadly.
One Reddit user, went ahead to look beyond what vlogging families get in return for vlogging. A user by the name G_Rel7 wrote that the life of vlogging families is not an ideal one. He further stated that not everything needed to go online.
Money that came in facilitated access to fun activities such as vacations from time to time. However, these experiences never made up for everything that did not go right.
For the 17-year-old girl raised in a vlogging family, privacy was something she would pursue once she attained the age of 18. She would do that by changing her name.
Though family vlogging may bring a lot of money, it may lead to a lot of damage if the welfare of the children is not taken into consideration. Parenting ought to prioritize the well-being of the child before everything else.
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