amsterdam - Realistic or not: research shows that 39% of Dutch high school students see a professional career as a vlogger for themselves. Over seventy percent already has YouTube videos and just over half places home-made videos on their own YouTube channel. Levy Jansen (15) from Bergen has the taste: he has collected 42,000 followers in less than two years. His subject? 'What boys do not get to girls and what girls need to know about boys.'
Nearly all high school students (98%) watch YouTube videos, according to research by the Hema among teenagers between the ages of 12 and 18. The group offers young people this summer free online lessons through a 'vlog academy'. The interviewees prefer watching vlogs (33%) and gaming videos (21%) and 12% likes pranks (jokes). Over two-thirds, YouTube is used to assist in school assignments. Striking is that 58% of parents say nothing to understand the fascination for YouTube of their children. This, while not only loves to use vlogs and other videos, but also dreams of existence as a vlogger of 24-year-old Enzo Knol (over a million followers) or 14-year-old Joy with her beauty tips (500,000).
At the end of 2015, Levy also decided to try his luck on YouTube. It was still a search for a suitable subject to 'the relationships between boys and girls' a shot in the rose pale. Why are girls always going to the bathroom with his two? Why do they always say that there is nothing when they walk sadly sadly? And why are boys so disorganized? The Havo 4 pupil puts it in his popular movies. He does not need a job as a subject filler, he acknowledges. 'But it's not like swimming in the money again. 'Certainly he wants professional YouTube later, even though he is aware of the limitations. 'This can do you up to your 25th, I think. Just like a professional footballer you have to think about another career. '
His parents have been 'grown' with his channel. But they also had their question marks. 'At Enzo Knol's vlogs they asked: Do not those people have a life to look at someone else's own? I tried to explain it: we find it interesting, just as you look at a documentary. Yes, it is indeed something of our generation. '\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Vlogster Joy (14) throws high eyes with her BeautyNezz.\n \n \n Photo: The Telegraph