Mom Steps In, Deletes Teen Daughter's Social Media Accounts

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The mother of a 14-year-old influencer in Brazil deleted her daughter's social media accounts after describing TikTok and Instagram as "unhealthy." Mother Fernanda Rocha Kanner said she didn't want her daughter Valentina judging herself on "online feedback."

Valentina, known online as Nina Rios, had amassed 1.7 million followers over her TikTok and Instagram accounts. Fernanda said the role of a mother was 'not to be your buddy,' and admitted Valentina would probably only realize that in hindsight. 'It's hard enough for you to find out who you are at 14 years old," Fernanda said. "When there are two million you've never seen in your life thinking they know you, it's even more dangerous. It's easier to lose yourself." Nina was not a fan of her mom's decision to delete her account: "I obviously wasn't very happy. I got quite angry," she said, adding that she's now unsure when - or if - she will ever return to social media.

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