Julia from Eastside Community Heritage reports on vlogging and a vlogger who is making huge waves online about all things fashion, disability and style.
Vlogging is a great way to send a message to the world. Vlogging is a short way of saying “video blog” or “video log” and lots of young people are becoming vloggers.
Vlogger can be fun and useful.
Many young people are listening to vloggers talk about issues like fashion, music, gaming and politics. People can share ideas and learn from each other.
Many young people are learning great skills about social media, marketing and advocacy by blogging and vlogging. These skills can be used to help young people get a job when they leave school or college.
How to become a vlogger
Anyone who wants to become a vlogger will need the following:
- an account with a site like YouTube or Vimeo
- a video camera
- access to the Internet
- permission from parents and carers
Keep safe as a vlogger
You must always look after your safety if you become a vlogger.
Never give away your personal details like your home address, date of birth or bank details.
Remember, you must be 18 or over to hold an account to a site like YouTube OR you may be able to create an account with your parent’s or carer’s permission.
If you are interested in becoming a blogger or vlogger, then sit down and talk about your ideas your parents and carers. They can help you choose the best way to work. For example, they may suggest that you check your privacy settings so that only invited guests and friends can see your blogs, or read your blogs.
Think about bullying and hate crime
Finally, remember that lots of people become targets of hate crime and bullying when they write a blog or upload a vlog. Think about how you might handle abuse or bullying should it ever happen.
- How would you report it?
- Who would you tell?
- What would make you feel worried, concerned or threatened?
Make sure you regularly read and learn about keeping safe online because the advice changes as technology changes!
Here is a great blogger called Emily.
She vlogs under the name YouTube channel fashioneyesta.com
She says “I use my blog as a place to spread positivity and the message that anything is possible if you want it to be. I love to write about the latest trends, review different makeup, create different makeup and fashion looks and talk about life with a visual impairment and rare endocrine condition called Septo Optic Dysplasia.”