A Brazilian mother deleted her 14-year-old influencer daughter’s social media accounts after describing TikTok and Instagram as 'unhealthy'. 

Fernanda Rocha Kanner said she did not want her daughter, Valentina to judge herself based on the 'online feedback' that she receives from strangers.

"I don't think it's healthy even for an adult and much less for a teenager to base her self-discovery on online feedback," Kanner told Fantastico.

"It's hard enough for you to find out who you are at 14 years old."

"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."

Kanner said she decided to delete her daughter's accounts after she logged in to the account and found "30 identical selfies and little dances that anyone can do."

The mother said of her decision: "Radical, yes. Necessary, too."

Valentina, known online as Nina Rios, had over 1.7 million followers on her TikTok and Instagram accounts.

The mother said she did not want her daughter "to grow up believing she's this character". 

"I don't want her advertising flammable polyester clothing made in China. I don't want my brilliant daughter doing her daily dances like a trained baboon."

"I used to say, 'Daughter, this is not your job, you have no obligations.'"

"It's a sad generation for which this counts as fame," the mother added.   

Kanner said she has been receiving praises from other mothers for her actions, while teenagers described her as "possessive".

"I spent the week reading from strangers that I was narcissistic, selfish, that I had ended my daughter's dreams, that I was jealous of her. I read this while she slept peacefully and happily clinging to my side, impervious to the poisons of the Internet, stage for cowards," Kanner posted on her Instagram.

Valentina told Fantastico that she "wasn’t very happy" and "got quite angry" when her mother deleted her accounts.

The teen influencer said she is now unsure when - or if - she will return to social media. 

"I'll choose. At the moment, I don't want to. It's going to be something that's only going to get in my way and it will only make it worse," Valentina said.
 

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