£ 40 children’s vlogging kit toy sparks row as some claim ‘depressing’
Social media users have been divided by a children’s toy circulating on Twitter.
A poster on the internet found the all-wood “vlogging kit” for kids ages three and up at a local store – but he wasn’t too happy with the implications.
The set is inspired in part by YouTubers and other bloggers who have made millions of online sharing in their lifetime.
And, it’s no surprise that because of this, more kids now aspire to be famous YouTubers than singers or movie stars.
In fact, a 2017 study found that over 50% of young people want to be influencers, whether they are YouTubers (34.2%) or bloggers / vloggers (18.1%).
This makes the Vlogger Kit – which contains a wooden camera on a tripod, ring light, and microphone with a clip – the perfect gift to help little ones get used to playing for their followers.
After all, many children’s toys are modeled after adult careers, like doctor’s kits, kitchens, toy tools, and even mini-cars.
But, some Twitter users thought the Creative Kit was a bad idea.
The poster who shared a snapshot of the vlogging kit wrote: “It’s depressing on so many levels.”
And, it seems many Twitter users agree, as the post garnered over 78,000 likes and over 6,300 retweets.
One poster noted, “Children shouldn’t aspire to be vloggers.
“The whole culture of influencers and the like is toxic and only breeds the worst human traits.”
While another added: “The problem is that social media breeds vanity.
“Kids today want to be influencers purely on the basis of the projected lifestyle of being rich, famous and able to do it from their bedroom, as opposed to wanting to create something or have a way of doing it. Express. “
The £ 40 kit was found in the Little Swings Park Slopes toy store in Brooklyn, New York, but you can buy it in the UK from Kidly or Acorn & Pip.
However, while many didn’t like the idea of little kids performing on camera, others thought it was a fabulous gift.
One person said, “Oh no, how depressing a kid could be wanting to play at being super creative and communicating quickly, give them a fake gun instead.”
While another added, “So, are we pretending that content creator is not a valid profession now?”
“This idea that we have to protect children from technology is madness [endeavour] and ignore the obvious trends we see in culture.
“Catch people – especially if you are currently uncomfortable …”
A third commented, “How is that worse than kids who aspire to be, say, a TV presenter or an actor?”
Another person shared a snap of a Fisher Price McDonald’s drive-thru with a visor and helmet and called it depressing.
However, those who thought it was fun may have challenged this point of view.
One person said, “What’s wrong with working at Mcd? One person said, “What’s wrong with working at Mcd?
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