Over the past several years, YouTube “vloggers” (video bloggers) have been posting about their lives online. There has been a rise of “family vloggers”- parents who post their personal lives online for the world to see. Many people are already aware of the negative repercussions of being a child celebrity. But we’re now entering an era where vloggers are exposing their kids to the point where they have little to no private life. And unfortunately, there are no laws in place protecting a child’s privacy online. In today’s post, we’re going to go over the personal story from the child of a family vlogger who posted an anonymous confession on Reddit. This originally came from a subreddit called “True Off My Chest” titled, “I was brought up by family vloggers and it ruined my life”.
Vlogging Caused a Mental Health Crisis in Their Family
“I (17 year old female) was brought up by parents who family vlogged. They started vlogging when I was around 7, and stopped three years ago. I want to hugely avoid speculation as to who my family is, so I won’t be sharing much detail. The YouTube channel had over 500k subscribers. My parents finally stopped when there was a mental health crisis in my family as a result of the channel. (This was never shared online.) If you are a family vlogger, or are considering it, please read this and consider my perspective. I’ve wanted to share this for a while but didn’t know how to.”