To be worried about daughters social media presence?

(9 Posts)
patbickelwould1 Fri 08-Apr-16 13:41:45

Hi, don't know if it's the right format or what have you but need some advice about my daughter. She has a YouTube channel which she makes things like hauls, beauty advice etc. and is actually quite successful with it as she has 44,000 subscribers to her channel. She receives money from each video and often we get parcels arrive to the house of companies wishing to sponsor her with products (most recently was a subscription snack box thing). But Im increasingly growing worried about firstly how she is presenting herself online as she receives a lot of hate comments due to her unique and sometimes offensive personality. Also the way she is spending her money as recently she went to Totnes to receive a nose job paid for by herself. She is 17.

What can I do as I can hardly shut down the channel since she is doing well from it and enjoys it

PaulAnkaTheDog Fri 08-Apr-16 14:14:30

You can make enough money for plastic surgery by having 44000 subscribers? I thought you had to be up in the millions to be making any serious kind of money.

maybebabybee Fri 08-Apr-16 14:17:17

How is her personality offensive?

patbickelwould1 Fri 08-Apr-16 14:21:28

It was a non surgical nose job PaulAnka and she is just very honest with her product reviews etc mayebaybee and uses terms which she considers endearing but others may not

FuzzyOwl Fri 08-Apr-16 14:23:48

If this is a genuine question, then I would just leave her to it. At 17 and effectively running her own business, it has nothing to do with you.

JoffreyBaratheon Fri 08-Apr-16 14:26:31

At 17, and given she's doing so well from it, all you can probably do is sit down and have a long and frank chat about how she may be perceived and how to keep herself safe.

And make sure she doesn't engage in any way with 'the haters' - check she has full privacy settings on any other social media sites people could track her down to, and just do your best to stay interested and alert to possible issues, for her.

Maybe find someone who is slightly more offensive online and point out how dickish they must look. And make her aware she is treading a fine line - too much brutal honesty and aggressive language and she won't be attracting the freebies quite so much?

Also if she is brutally honest - ask her why she feels the need to be 'endearing'?

WorraLiberty Fri 08-Apr-16 14:27:49

It's her job and her nose.

If she can afford it with such a relatively small amount of subscribers, then she seems to be managing ok.

If she's using offensive terms though, I can see it coming to an abrupt halt one day, money-wise.

Fanfeck Fri 08-Apr-16 14:28:05

Very identifying, I suggest you ask for this to be deleted (though it sounds more like you're someone trying to identify her)

WorraLiberty Fri 08-Apr-16 14:31:47

There are literally hundreds of thousands of teenagers giving beauty advice on Youtube. How is this identifying? confused

And why would she have a problem with being identified anyway, when she has 44,000 subscribers?

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