Are 'family shaming' videos harmful?

It definitely worked, it gave them something to work towards. I wanted them to really work for the presents Father Christmas is going to bring.

– Laura Cole

Last week Laura Cole, 32, from Epsom, Surrey, devised a plan to get her children to behave. She gave Tyler, eight, and Freya, four, a letter from Santa telling them they were on the naughty list, then filmed their reaction as they burst into tears. She uploaded the footage to YouTube, where it has been watched 103,000 times.

While these online videos are funny, experts warn that 'family-shaming' can be harmful to both children and adults, and psychological therapist Emma Kenny warns that posting disciplinary videos online can leave a child open to bullying.

Both Emma and Laura joined us today to discuss the issues raised.

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