Family vlogging, or video blogging, has become a popular trend in recent years, with many families sharing their daily lives and experiences with a large online audience. While family vlogging can be a fun and rewarding activity for both the vloggers and their viewers, there are also potential risks and drawbacks to consider. One potential concern is child exploitation in family vlogging.

Children in family vlogs may be exposed to online bullying or inappropriate comments from strangers. In some cases where family vloggers may also be at risk of having their personal information and images shared without their consent.

In addition, vlogging families may face an invasion of privacy, as they are constantly being recorded and sharing their lives online. It is important for vlogging families to carefully consider the potential risk and take steps to ensure the safety of children involved in family vlogs.

Hence, Real Research launched a survey on the possibilities of child harm and exploitation due to family vloggers to gather further information to ensure safety and bring more awareness.


  • 45.11% of respondents always view family vlogging content.
  • 44.23% are aware of concerns about child exploitation in family vlogging.
  • 32.27% suggest reducing children’s exposure to family vlogs to ensure the safety of children.

According to our survey results, the first poll shows that 45.11% always view family vlogging content, 17.86% often, 19.18% sometimes, 10.07% rarely, and 7.78% do not watch at all.

Child exploitation in family vlogging is a serious issue that can arise in the vlogging world. It is crucial for vloggers to be aware of and comply with the laws and regulations related to child harm and exposure to millions of people. The following poll asked whether respondents of aware of such concerns. The results are as follows:

44.23% of the respondents are well-informed about various kinds of child exploitation, 40.74% are somewhat knowledgeable, and 15.03% are unaware.

Results Reveal Most Viewed Platform: YouTube

Results (56.51%) reveal that YouTube is the most viewed platform for such content, followed by Facebook (17.26%), Vimeo (16.9%), and Instagram (5.68%).

Figure 1 YouTube is the commonly used platform for watching vlogging content
Figure 1: YouTube is the commonly used platform for watching vlogging content

When asked about the likelihood of child exploitation in family vlogging, 40.04% of respondents believed it was highly probable, 34.99% thought it was somewhat probable, 15.52% considered it somewhat improbable, 4.51% thought it was highly improbable, and 4.94% were undecided.

Possible Dangers

The results showed that the most common concerns about child exploitation in family vlogging were stalking (32.55%), privacy violation (26.58%), kidnapping (19.77%), negative and hate comments (7.45%), and the threat of assault (6.73%).

Figure 2 Respondents' stance on requesting children’s consent before posting online content

Moreover, we asked the respondents if they agreed to take children’s consent before sharing their content online; 52.79% highly agreed, 29.61% somewhat agreed, and 13.77% remained neutral. On the other hand, 2.4% somewhat disagreed, and 1.43% highly disagreed.

The next poll asks what steps can be taken to ensure the safety of children involved in family vlogging. 32.27% said to reduce children’s exposure in family vlogs, 27.79% said to hide the children’s identity in vlogs, 17.02% said moderate comments on videos, and 10.31% said manage video’s privacy settings.           

Figure 3 Respondents explain their stance on family vlogging
Figure 3: Respondents explain their stance on family vlogging

According to the final poll, 7.86% of respondents support family vlogging as a way to look back at memories or for education and information purposes. However, 10.4% oppose it due to concerns about harm to children and others, 14.74% cited exposure to hate and criticism as a reason for opposition, 7.57% cited lack of privacy, and 6.39% mentioned difficulties in detecting and regulating perpetrators.


Survey TitleSurvey on Possibilities of Child Harm and Exploitation Due to Family Vloggers
DurationJanuary 2, 2023 – January 9, 2023
Number of Participants10,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.