- Show her how YouTube can be a useful tool
There is no doubt that YouTube is a very useful resource for all internet users. It contains instruction and educational videos, tutorials and presentations, as well as allowing users to discover new music, or to relive scenes from their favorite TV show or movie. Why not sit down with your mother and show her all of the useful, wonderful and safe material contained on YouTube? This might help to convince her that you should be allowed a YouTube account.
- Find out why she's saying no
Chances are that there's a very specific reason why your mother doesn't want you to have a YouTube account. Maybe she's worried that you'll come across some offensive or explicit material, or that any videos you post will become the subject of abuse. Talk to her and find out what it is that's making her reluctant to say yes.
When you know her reasons, you can then try to counter-balance them with well-thought out, mature and logical arguments or compromises. For example, if your mother is concerned about you posting videos on the internet, why not agree to use your YouTube account solely to keep a record of videos you like?
Or, you could compromise and say that she is allowed to see the videos before you post them - giving her the deciding vote about what can and cannot be posted online. Giving your mother this type of control will allow her to feel assured, and may make her more likely to let you create a YouTube channel.