Victoria Beckham fears her and David Beckham’s daughter Harper will be subject to body shaming when she’s old enough to use social media.
The fashion designer revealed that the 10-year-old is not currently on social media, but that she is concerned about “how cruel people can be”.
Victoria, 48, said her priorities are to make sure Harper is surrounded by “nice friends” and has a good relationship with the family.
In a recent interview with Vogue Australiathe former Spice Girl said: “Harper isn’t on social media so we don’t have to worry about it” [body shaming] just.
“But when you see how cruel people can be, yes, it really is.” [concern me]†
“She’s at that age where her body is going to change, but it’s about making sure we communicate a lot as a family and she surrounds herself with fun friends.”
Victoria added: “But it’s pretty terrifying, I can’t lie.”
Her comments come after a 2021 Girlguiding survey found that two in five girls (40 per cent) aged 11 to 16 in the UK felt insecure or less confident after seeing certain images online.
Elsewhere in the interview, Victoria revealed that Harper disapproved of the miniskirts she wore during her time with the Spice Girls.
“She’s not one of those kids who go out with a full face and a crop top,” said the mother of three.
“She said to me recently, ‘Mommy, I saw some pictures of you when you were in the Spice Girls and your skirts were just unacceptable. They were just too short’.
“Then David called up and said, ‘Absolutely Harper! They were real, real’. And she was actually quite disgusted by how short my skirts were.”
When asked if she would ever wear skirts as short as her mother, Harper replied, “Absolutely not.”