Katie Price EXCLUSIVE: Star DEFENDS decision to create Instagram page for son Harvey

Katie Price has set up an Instagram account for her 16-year-old son Harvey and has been sure to stick by her decision to do so.

Despite currently championing ‘Harvey’s Law’ – a motion that would make online trolling a criminal offence – the mother-of-five has backed her decision to allow her son a social media account, as some have suggested it makes him more vulnerable to bullying.

A representative for Katie told MailOnline: ‘Harvey is a 16-year-old boy who wants his own Instagram. Why should he be stopped by all the haters and trolls?

Instagram debut: Katie Price has set up an Instagram account for her 16-year-old son Harvey and has been sure to stick by her decision to do so

Instagram debut: Katie Price has set up an Instagram account for her 16-year-old son Harvey and has been sure to stick by her decision to do so

Instagram debut: Katie Price has set up an Instagram account for her 16-year-old son Harvey and has been sure to stick by her decision to do so

‘This is exactly why Katie is battling for Harvey’s Law- to stop this!’

They added: ‘Able-bodied 16-year-old boys have Instagram so what is the exception for Harvey?

‘His friends at school, his family and his brother [Junior Andre] are all on Instagram and he wants his own account to post things he loves. Why should he be stopped?’

Harvey’s account has a massive 58.4k followers already, despite only launching over the weekend.

Standing by it: Katie has backed her decision to allow her son a social media account, as some have suggested it makes him more vulnerable to bullying

Standing by it: Katie has backed her decision to allow her son a social media account, as some have suggested it makes him more vulnerable to bullying

Standing by it: Katie has backed her decision to allow her son a social media account, as some have suggested it makes him more vulnerable to bullying

Just like everybody else: A representative for Katie told MailOnline - 'Harvey is a 16-year-old boy who wants his own Instagram. Why should he be stopped by all the haters and trolls?'

Just like everybody else: A representative for Katie told MailOnline - 'Harvey is a 16-year-old boy who wants his own Instagram. Why should he be stopped by all the haters and trolls?'

Just like everybody else: A representative for Katie told MailOnline – ‘Harvey is a 16-year-old boy who wants his own Instagram. Why should he be stopped by all the haters and trolls?’

His bio says: ‘I Love: Frogs, Drawing, Gatwick Express. Official Instagram Page for Harvey Price! My mummy is @officialkatieprice ❤️’

But unfortunately his initial posts have attracted some negative comments from people who don’t agree with Katie’s decision.

One opinionated social media commented: ‘Why are you doing this to your child?? It’s like your using him to prove you point about bullying! When in fact you should be protecting him from all this drama. I hope and pray that Harvey can’t read all the vile comments on here? Do the right thing @officialkatieprice take this down your doing him more harm than good [sic].’ 

Social media star already! Harvey's account has a massive 58.4k followers already, despite only launching over the weekend 

Social media star already! Harvey's account has a massive 58.4k followers already, despite only launching over the weekend 

Social media star already! Harvey’s account has a massive 58.4k followers already, despite only launching over the weekend 

His bio says: 'I Love: Frogs, Drawing, Gatwick Express. Official Instagram Page for Harvey Price! My mummy is @officialkatieprice ❤️'

His bio says: 'I Love: Frogs, Drawing, Gatwick Express. Official Instagram Page for Harvey Price! My mummy is @officialkatieprice ❤️'

His bio says: 'I Love: Frogs, Drawing, Gatwick Express. Official Instagram Page for Harvey Price! My mummy is @officialkatieprice ❤️'

His bio says: 'I Love: Frogs, Drawing, Gatwick Express. Official Instagram Page for Harvey Price! My mummy is @officialkatieprice ❤️'

His bio says: ‘I Love: Frogs, Drawing, Gatwick Express. Official Instagram Page for Harvey Price! My mummy is @officialkatieprice ❤️’

However many agreed that Harvey is entitled to his Instagram page: ‘He’s 16, what 16 year old these days doesn’t have Instagram?? Your lovely Harvey, I love your videos [sic].’

‘Hope the internet treats you well Harv,’ another comment read, echoed by a third: ‘Well done Harvey for doing your own Instagram, inspirational young man you are.’

Harvey boasts followers such as Jordan Banjo and his step-father Kieran Hayler.

Keiran and fellow ex of Katie Peter Andre were reported to be ‘shocked’ on Monday at the revelation that she is set to adopt an orphan from Nigeria.

Katie – who has recently recovered from a string of personal woes – made the revelation on ITV’s This Morning on Monday; and The Sun is now reporting that her former husbands were none the wiser until the news broke.

A source said: ‘Kieran and Peter had no idea she was planning to adopt. She had mentioned adopting from the UK a long time ago to Kieran, but Katie didn’t give either of the dads of her kids the heads up she was announcing it on TV this morning.

Broody: Katie Price told This Morning on Monday 'she's adopting a Nigerian orphan'... (but cancelled last plans to visit the country last weekend as it was her turn to have the kids)

Broody: Katie Price told This Morning on Monday 'she's adopting a Nigerian orphan'... (but cancelled last plans to visit the country last weekend as it was her turn to have the kids)

Broody: Katie Price told This Morning on Monday ‘she’s adopting a Nigerian orphan’… (but cancelled last plans to visit the country last weekend as it was her turn to have the kids)

The ex factor: The revelation has reportedly left her exes Peter Andre and Kieran Hayler 'shocked and horrified', as they allegedly weren't informed of her plans before the news broke

The ex factor: The revelation has reportedly left her exes Peter Andre and Kieran Hayler 'shocked and horrified', as they allegedly weren't informed of her plans before the news broke

The ex factor: The revelation has reportedly left her exes (L-R) Peter Andre and Kieran Hayler ‘shocked and horrified’, as they allegedly weren’t informed of her plans before the news broke

‘Kieran’s horrified as things are chaotic enough for Katie with five kids and no driving licence at the moment – what will happen when a baby is bought into the mix?

‘They’re probably very concerned that she hasn’t thought it through properly – she’s rushing into it without properly thinking about the consequences. Who knows if she’ll even be living in the same house this time next year?’

When contacted by MailOnline, a representative for Peter declined to comment. MailOnline has contacted representatives for Katie and Kieran for comment. 

She told a shocked Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: 'I always said I wanted to adopt an orphan. I don't care if they have disabilities or what age they are'

She told a shocked Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: 'I always said I wanted to adopt an orphan. I don't care if they have disabilities or what age they are'

She told a shocked Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: ‘I always said I wanted to adopt an orphan. I don’t care if they have disabilities or what age they are’

She said she has already started to process and had planned to go to Nigeria last weekend but had to cancel as it was her turn to have the children.  

She told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: ‘I always said I wanted to adopt an orphan. I don’t care if they have disabilities or what age they are. 

‘I feel like I can offer them a place.’

Katie revealed she was spurred into taking action when she got talking to a woman at her nail salon who works with an orphanage in Nigeria. 

She said: ‘She was telling me how she was looking after this orphan and I told her I always wanted to adopt.

Happy families: Katie is already mother to Harvey, 16, Junior, 13, Princess, 11, Jett, five and Bunny, four - and as well as adopting, she wants more children naturally 

Happy families: Katie is already mother to Harvey, 16, Junior, 13, Princess, 11, Jett, five and Bunny, four - and as well as adopting, she wants more children naturally 

Happy families: Katie is already mother to Harvey, 16, Junior, 13, Princess, 11, Jett, five and Bunny, four – and as well as adopting, she wants more children naturally 

‘It is SO hard to adopt over here, I’ve looking into it for ages. The thing is, it’s easy to adopt abroad but it’s not easy to bring to them back in the country.

Hopefully something will happen. I still want my own kids don’t get me wrong and will definitely have more. 

Katie currently lives in a £2million mansion in Surrey, but she is looking to downsize after narrowly avoiding bankruptcy at the end of last year. 

Katie admitted that she’d hit rock bottom during a tumultuous year. She said: ‘I was held at gunpoint with Junior and Princess in South Africa, my mum being told she was dying, my German Shepherd died on my driveway, my horse died outside my house on the dual carriageway.

Is it fate? The mother-of-five has always wanted to adopt but got spurred into action when she met a lady who works with a Nigerian orphanage while at the nail salon

‘Harvey had a kidnap threat, then I caught my husband cheating again. So [it was] all in one go and I couldn’t trust anyone, so I self-medicated and it just took me in a different world where I could hide away.’ 

She said: ‘There’s enough bedrooms in the house,[for a child], but I’m looking for a smaller house. Other than that good things are happening.’ 

A spokesperson for Katie Price told MailOnline: ‘She is in the VERY early stages of the adoption process.’ 

Katie is already mother to Harvey, 16, from a relationship with footballer Dwight Yorke, 47. 

She continued: 'There's enough bedrooms in the house, but I'm looking for a smaller house. Other than that good things are happening'

She continued: 'There's enough bedrooms in the house, but I'm looking for a smaller house. Other than that good things are happening'

She continued: ‘There’s enough bedrooms in the house, but I’m looking for a smaller house. Other than that good things are happening’

Then there is Junior, 13, and Princess, 11, from her marriage to Peter Andre and Jett, five and Bunny, four, from her marriage to Kieran Hayler. 

Katie, is currently in a relationship with personal trainer, Kris Boyson, 30. 

Last Friday, Katie told Loose Women about the difficult year she has had in which she was arrested for drink-driving, entered rehab, was caught on camera talking about taking cocaine and going bankrupt.

Speaking about her drug use, she said: ‘My family and friends were hurt, they didn’t know what to do. All these years in the industry I never have [done drugs] but I purely did it to self-medicate, I went to the doctors and told them the truth… 

Something to say: Viewers of the show had a mixed response to her latest revelation on Twitter and some felt that it wasn't a good time for her to adopt, given her recent personal woes

Something to say: Viewers of the show had a mixed response to her latest revelation on Twitter and some felt that it wasn't a good time for her to adopt, given her recent personal woes

Something to say: Viewers of the show had a mixed response to her latest revelation on Twitter and some felt that it wasn’t a good time for her to adopt, given her recent personal woes

‘Self-medicating on drugs really, it was disgusting, but it was my way of dealing with it. At least I can hold my hands up, if I didn’t speak out now, I would still be in a rut’.

During her dramas, Katie’s ex Peter Andre took their children – Junior, 13, and Princess, 11 – and she now agrees this was the right choice. 

Her ex-husband Kieran Hayler meanwhile was communicating with Peter about what was happening with Katie and what she was going through.

She said: ‘I get so angry, I put my side of the story online, the kids are back to normal. I don’t blame Pete doing what he did at the beginning, my ex Kieran told him I was self-medicating, there’s more drama behind that, but everything is back to normal now.

‘It has been like that for ages, all I read about myself, skint, mucky mansion, hasn’t got her kids, I am sick of reading it!’

Katie said: 'I still want my own kids don't get me wrong and will definitely have more'

Katie said: 'I still want my own kids don't get me wrong and will definitely have more'

Katie said: ‘I still want my own kids don’t get me wrong and will definitely have more’

Viewers of the show had a mixed response to her latest revelation on Twitter. 

Some felt that given her recent revelation that she was ‘self-medicating’ her way through her personal woes and that Peter had taken their children off her for a while, that it wasn’t a good time. 

They wrote: ‘@thismorning OMG please someone..stop #Katieprice adopting a child. #thismorning #reallybadidea

‘How’s Katie price allowed to adopt a Nigerian child when as of late she hasn’t even had her own kids?’

Shock: Katie spoke about her drug shame on Loose Women on Friday as she divulged details of her recent breakdown and spoke about self-medicating during a dark period

Shock: Katie spoke about her drug shame on Loose Women on Friday as she divulged details of her recent breakdown and spoke about self-medicating during a dark period

Shock: Katie spoke about her drug shame on Loose Women on Friday as she divulged details of her recent breakdown and spoke about self-medicating during a dark period

Shocking: The 40-year-old glamour model spoke candidly about her explosive year in which she was arrested for drink driving, entered rehab, was caught on camera talking about taking cocaine and going bankrupt (pictured with ex-husband Peter Andre in 2009) 

Shocking: The 40-year-old glamour model spoke candidly about her explosive year in which she was arrested for drink driving, entered rehab, was caught on camera talking about taking cocaine and going bankrupt (pictured with ex-husband Peter Andre in 2009) 

Shocking: The 40-year-old glamour model spoke candidly about her explosive year in which she was arrested for drink driving, entered rehab, was caught on camera talking about taking cocaine and going bankrupt (pictured with ex-husband Peter Andre in 2009) 

Happy days: Katie is now dating toyboy Kris Boyson, whose birthday party she was attending before her arrest for drink driving (pictured together in July) 

Happy days: Katie is now dating toyboy Kris Boyson, whose birthday party she was attending before her arrest for drink driving (pictured together in July) 

Happy days: Katie is now dating toyboy Kris Boyson, whose birthday party she was attending before her arrest for drink driving (pictured together in July) 

‘What a deluded women, can’t even look after her own kids,but wants to adopt a Nigerian child, wouldn’t put her in charge of a goldfish #katieprice.’

‘Why does anybody care about what Katie Price is up to… Especially when it comes to adoption? Think of that poor Nigerian kid, we should set up a crowd funding page to help him/her stay in Nigeria, why would they want to live with her..?’

But others thought it was a wonderful idea to help someone in need. 

They wrote: ‘Considering the fact that Katie Price loves her family and defends her son Harvey to pieces, what’s the issue? Adoption isn’t a black or white thing it’s about love and she has oodles of it.

Divided: Others felt as though Katie's selfless plan could in fact help a child in need 

Divided: Others felt as though Katie's selfless plan could in fact help a child in need 

Divided: Others felt as though Katie’s selfless plan could in fact help a child in need 

‘Watched @KatiePrice on This Morning. Probably an unpopular opinion but I just love her.. Always have since I was around 15! I think she’s an amazing woman and fantastic mother.’

‘@KatiePrice well done on this morning Katie, you speak for all us mums of disabled children you’re a great ambassador for the cause! x.’ 

Katie looked great on the show, wearing a black mini skirt suit with a pearl detail, alongside Christian Louboutin ankle boots. 

Adding a pop of colour to her look, she had bright blue painted nails and wore her hair in large curls.  

For Harvey: Earlier this month, Katie won the backing of MPs for Harvey's Law, to make online abuse a crime and she said she can't believe how far her campaign has come

For Harvey: Earlier this month, Katie won the backing of MPs for Harvey's Law, to make online abuse a crime and she said she can't believe how far her campaign has come

For Harvey: Earlier this month, Katie won the backing of MPs for Harvey’s Law, to make online abuse a crime and she said she can’t believe how far her campaign has come

Earlier this month, Katie won the backing of MPs for Harvey’s Law, to make online abuse a crime. 

She said: ‘Harvey thought he was coming on this show, so I had to bring him and he’s sat in the back room.

‘I set him up on Instagram the other day finally, he’s 16 and he’s always wanted to do it, everyone should have the right to be on social media if they want.

‘[The campaign] has been going on for a year now. We never dreamed it would go through but we kept fighting it. 

‘At the moment, there’s nothing in place if you get abuse. The government are going to decide when does it become a criminal offence.’   

Pulling out all the stops: Katie looked great on the show, wearing a mini skirt suit with Christian Louboutin ankle boots 

Pulling out all the stops: Katie looked great on the show, wearing a mini skirt suit with Christian Louboutin ankle boots 

Pulling out all the stops: Katie looked great on the show, wearing a mini skirt suit with Christian Louboutin ankle boots 

Harvey's Law: Katie also spoke about her petition called Harvey's Law to make online abuse of disabled people a criminal offence and it has won the backing of MPs

Harvey's Law: Katie also spoke about her petition called Harvey's Law to make online abuse of disabled people a criminal offence and it has won the backing of MPs

Harvey’s Law: Katie also spoke about her petition called Harvey’s Law to make online abuse of disabled people a criminal offence and it has won the backing of MPs

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