Victoria Beckham wants to protect her daughter, Harper, from social media trolls until the 10-year-old ends puberty.
“Harper isn’t on social media, so we don’t have to worry about that [body-shaming] not yet,” Victoria, who has four children with husband David Beckham, told Vogue Australia in an interview published Sunday. “But when you see how cruel people can be, yes, it really is.” [concern me]†
The fashion designer, 48, said she believes helping thwart haters by making sure Harper surrounds herself with good people and builds strong self-esteem.
“She’s at that age where her body is going to change, but it’s about making sure that we communicate a lot as a family and that she surrounds herself with nice friends,” she said, adding: “But it’s pretty terrifying, I can do not lie.”
Victoria also explained that her only daughter is in no rush to grow up and likes to dress up her age.
“She’s not one of these kids who go out with a full face and a crop top,” said the former Spice Girl. “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 whistled and said, “Absolutely, Harper! They really, really were.’ And she was actually quite disgusted by how short my skirts were.
“I said, ‘Would you never wear skirts like that?’ She said, “Absolutely not.” We will see.”
Victoria and the former soccer star, 47, also share three sons, Brooklyn, 23, Romeo, 19, and Cruz, 17, who are all on Instagram.
Victoria and David married in 1999 and celebrated their 23rd birthday on July 4.