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To think that the stats on this video show why we should be more careful about what we share?

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GerdaLovesLili Tue 24-Oct-17 13:01:05

Video about how to bling-up your dull school uniform.. Stats show that the video is popular yes, with girls 13-17 but more horrifically, with men 45-64. Who do you think is responding to and reading posts about school uniform here?

Should this make us respond differently to posters who make very specific posts about this topic?

GerdaLovesLili Tue 24-Oct-17 13:03:18

And I really wish I hadn't done a search on Youtube for the video because I'm feeling thoroughly skeeved out now :-(

KrytensNanobots Tue 24-Oct-17 13:07:32

YANBU. Always astounds me how much some overshare on here, especially when it comes to personal stories.
Doesn't surprise me in the least about those stats even though it is sad to think about it.
You just don't know who's watching/reading or why they have posted - they could quite easily have posted a certain question about kids to get off on the answer. Ugh.

DunkMeInTomatoSoup Tue 24-Oct-17 13:10:34

Where do the statistics come from?

GerdaLovesLili Tue 24-Oct-17 13:17:36

DunkMeInTomatoSoup The stats come from a post on my twitter feed which has since disappeared off the bottom of the feed. I'll be able to find it again when I am back on my laptop.

Rufustherenegadereindeer1 Tue 24-Oct-17 13:25:45


Thank you for posting this

Going to show it to dd (15)

She used to little music videos so not the same thing but this will be a good way of showing her why i kept checking on what she was posting

KrytensNanobots Tue 24-Oct-17 13:26:43

Regardless of what the stats are, dunk the sad reality of the internet is that we don't know who's who on here and a video of an 11 year old blinging up her school uniform is not just going to be watched by 11 year old schoolgirls as much as I'd like that to be the case.
Perverts out there will be watching too. sad

lemony7 Tue 24-Oct-17 13:59:40

Before you go off on one about paedos, just think: could kids be watching on their dad’s accounts...? DD watches YouTube on DH’s account, so the stats would show 30yo male, when really it’s a 5yo girl.

Pinkvoid Tue 24-Oct-17 14:02:55

Second lemony, my DC use my YouTube account so my suggested videos probably make me look like a bit of a creep hmm.

BartholinsSister Tue 24-Oct-17 14:04:11

How can they tell how old the viewer is??

lemony7 Tue 24-Oct-17 14:10:56

Pahahaha Pinkvoid! Do your DC watch utter bollocks too? Some woman with an annoying voice playing with kids toys; wtf?!

MoistCantaloupe Tue 24-Oct-17 14:16:35

I'm sure this image is from 2011/2012 as I remember it being shared quite heavily - but it's true, you obviously never know who is reading/watching and should have some sense around the issue.

JigglyTuff Tue 24-Oct-17 14:22:53

I posted this on another thread but I’m going to post it here too.

It’s an account of a hack following the Met’s sexual exploitation unit. It’s hard reading but essential for parents, particularly those with girls.

There’s a girl in my DS’s class who has a YouTube channel which features her getting ready for bed. Totally inappropriate but her mum thinks it’s lovely that her DD has so many subscribers hmm

GerdaLovesLili Tue 24-Oct-17 14:35:46

It is possible to seethe stats from any youtube video that hasn't disabled the feature by following these instructions... Anyone can therefore in theory analyse any video.

GerdaLovesLili Tue 24-Oct-17 14:38:09

The original video does seem to have gone now though.

eyebrowseyebrows Tue 24-Oct-17 16:28:58

So I have a different view on this...

As long as they aren't conversing with these men there's no actual harm done is there?'s creepy and gross and turns your stomach but...if they're just watching the video I'm not sure I can get that worked up about it.

Ditto...'oversharing' on here. So let's say you 'overshare' on a thread that actually turned out to be started by a troll. So what?

I guess that's my point in summary 'so what?'

If a troll gets their kicks from my overshare which is also interacting with other genuine posters then I can't really bring myself to care. Sure, it's creepy of them but I don't see how it impacts my safety?

GerdaLovesLili Tue 24-Oct-17 16:33:20

eyebrowseyebrows, that' s an interesting view. So you don't care if men are masturbating over a video of your daughter?

eyebrowseyebrows Tue 24-Oct-17 16:36:22 turns my stomach, I don't like the thought of it at all but there isn't any actual harm done.

What do we do? Tell females they can't use the internet because creepy men might masturbate?

I've had creepy men try and do the same while I've been on a school bus.

The focus should be on the men, not censoring young women doing perfectly appropriate things.

eyebrowseyebrows Tue 24-Oct-17 16:38:16

I just think, for once, it would be good if:

Men are doing creepy things = lets censor women/girls

Wasn't the immediate path we think of taking.

MsJamesDeanBradfield Tue 24-Oct-17 17:04:37


WTF shock

I'm shocked by your posts.

GerdaLovesLili Tue 24-Oct-17 17:10:52

What do we do? Tell females they can't use the internet because creepy men might masturbate?

Of course not,

but why would a 12 year old need to put up a video of her changing into her school uniform?

why would a mother need to explain exactly how short her pre-pubescent daughter's skirts are?

It's a case of general uniform advice being fine, but considering why specific "advice" and personal experiences is being asked for and by whom.

If something turns your stomach, then it's a fairly good guide to it not being a good idea to share.

StickThatInYourPipe Tue 24-Oct-17 17:22:06


Although I think there will be some situations where this is the case, I don't think it will be the majority of the male accounts. If it was, this would also be reflected with the number of older women watching and they would also be in the top watching bracket. Presumably the number of children using their dads account would be somewhat equal to them using their mums account.

GerdaLovesLili Tue 24-Oct-17 17:29:33

When you sign up for a youtube account you have to pick an age bracket. If you want to lie and say you're a teenage girl there's nothing to stop you. Which makes the figures more horrifying rather than less.

And obviously children do watch on their parents' accounts, but that would surely mean that there were as many adult women reported as watching as adult men.

eyebrowseyebrows Tue 24-Oct-17 17:40:38

Did I miss somewhere in the post that gave the exact content?

The OP said it was a girl talking about how to bling up a school uniform, not that she posted herself changing into uniform.

The former...I would let my daughter do and would not censor her because pervy men might watch (in the same way they might watch her in real life).

The latter...I would not allow and would teach her about internet safety and appropriate conduct (in the same way I wouldn't let her change into her school uniform in the middle of a public place).

eyebrowseyebrows Tue 24-Oct-17 17:41:03


What do you find shocking about them? confused

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