Data from the non-profit Internet Matters suggest that 13 percent of children aged 11 to 16 run their own channel or blog and more than one in three uploaded videos to YouTube or other websites
Data from the Internet Matters nonprofit suggest that 13 percent of children aged 11 to 16 run their own channel or blog and more than one in three uploaded videos to YouTube or other websites. According to recent research, one in eight children engaged in vlogging or maintain their own blog.
Thousands of children as young as 11 are following in the footsteps of controversial YouTuber by opening their own channels and uploading videos.
By the time they reach 15 percent, it can be said that 41% of children are uploading videos on the Internet.
Only about half of the parents said they talked to their children about what they are sharing online.
YouTube has an age limit of 13, so younger children must use a parent's account.
Carolyn Bunting, CEO of Internet Matters, he has declared: "These vlogging figures reflect how children are communicating in the digital world."
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"Vlogging can be very useful for children as it can help build security, act as a platform for self-expression and develop technology and communication skills. But it is essential that parents are aware of the risks associated with publishing online content and recognize the role they have in equipping their children with tools to explore the Internet safely.
"If your child wants to have his vlog, upload live-stream videos or become a Youtuber, start with an honest and open conversation with him about the content he intends to publish, the reasons and how to respond to other videos online".
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Parents should also turn off comments to preserve their children from trolls e make sure their child is not sharing the full name, school details or physical address.
Vloggers like Zoella and brothers Jake and Logan Paul have achieved notoriety by talking about themselves behind the camera.
Concerns have been expressed about the content of some of Logan Pauls' videos, one of which raised criticism earlier this year for describing a suicide victim in a forest in Japan.
Ofcom's research found that children aged 12 to 15 are more familiar with YouTube than they are with the BBC or with historical TV networks in general.
Last year, a survey by Childwise found that YouTube was the most popular site or app between seven and sixteen, with three out of ten choosing him as their favorite.