Kris Jenner, mother of six and grandmother to six more, is a busy matriarch. Since the start of her family's reality show in 2007, it's clear that she's been keeping one eye trained on the reality-TV circus and the other on how that circus affects her family. During a new reality-TV roundtable with The Hollywood Reporter, Jenner said she worries about how her six grandchildren will be affected by the family business.
"It's my grandchildren who I worry about because I have six of them; the oldest just turned 7, and my youngest is 6 months old, and they don't have a choice," she said. "And I worry, I do, because it is such a bullying environment."
Jenner said her daughters' "thick skin" has helped propel them forward despite the maddening trolls of reality TV. These are, after all, the sisters whose public fights, tears, and meme-worthy breakdowns made them one of the genre's biggest success stories. They chose a public life, though. Their children did not, but they're still placed in front of the cameras—hence Jenner's fears about what she started.
See photos of Kris Jenner through the years:
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 26: TV Peronality Kris Jenner on Hollywood Today LIVE, the nationally syndicated daytime entertainment talk and variety show. She revealed the secret to managing the careers of her six famous kids and how she went from mom to 'momager'. on January 26, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Hollywood Today Live)
CENTURY CITY, CA - DECEMBER 10: Kris Jenner attends Pioneer Awards Honoring Terry Semel on December 10, 1990 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
DUNN'S RIVER, JAMAICA - SEPTEMBER 29: Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner attend Dunn's River Celebrity Sports Invitational on September 29, 1993 at the Sandals Resort in Dunn's River, Jamaica. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 28: Kris Jenner attends the '56th Annual LA Area Emmy Awards ' at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences August 28, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - MARCH 21: Kris Jenner attends Mercedes Benz Fashion Week held at Smashbox Studios on March 21, 2007 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
RIDGEWOOD, NJ - OCTOBER 21: Kris Jenner signs copies of her cookbook 'In the Kitchen With Kris' at Bookends Bookstore on October 21, 2014 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Kris Jenner attends Angel Ball 2014 hosted by Gabrielle's Angel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on October 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Kris Jenner is seen on October 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: Television personality Kris Jenner attends Charlotte Tilbury's 'Make-up Your Destiny' beauty festival at Nordstrom at the Grove on October 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: TV personalities Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner attend 'Charlotte Tilbury arrives in America: VIP Beauty Launch Event' presented by Nordstrom at The Grove on October 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Charlotte Tilbury/Nordstrom)
CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 08: TV personality Kris Jenner attends the fifth annual PSLA Autumn Party benefiting Childrens Institute, Inc., sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue, with fashion partner Donna Karan at 3Labs on October 8, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner and Kris Jenner attend the CR Fashion Book Issue No.5 Launch Party hosted by Carine Roitfeld and Stephen Gan at The Peninsula Paris on September 30, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Kris Jenner arrives at the Chanel show during Paris Fashion Week, Womenswear SS 2015 on September 30, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: (L-R) Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, their daughter North West, Mother of Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Fashion designer Riccardo Tisci pose backstage after the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/French Select/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 25: Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the Balmain show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 25, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 25: Kris Jenner arrives at the 'Art District' apartments on September 25, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 24: Giancarlo Giammetti, Kendall Jenner and Kris Jenner attend the Buro 24/7 Fashion Forward Initiative Presenting Natalia Alaverdian, Founder and Creative Director of A.W.A.K.E. at The Peninsula Hotel on September 24, 2014 in Paris, France. Event is hosted by Kim Kardashian, Miroslava Duma, and Melvin Chua. (Photo by Victor Boyko/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Kris Jenner seen at LAX on September 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: TV personality Kris Jenner attends the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Awareness' annual 'Summer Spectacular Under The Stars' at a private residence on September 13, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Kris Jenner is seen on September 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 27: Kris Jenner and Dean Cain are seen on August 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 06: Kris Jenner is seen in Calabasas on August 06, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Kris Jenner is seen on July 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: Kris Jenner is seen on June 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: Kris Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian are seen at Khloe Kardashian 30th birthday at pier 61on June 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: (L-R)Kris Jenner,Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian,Kylie Jenner,Kim Kardashiain on there way to Khloe Kardashian 30th birthday parte at pier 61,on June 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Kathie Lee Gifford, Kris Jenner and Hoda Kotb appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) TV Personality Kris Jenner, wearing a Valentino dress, visits the SiriusXM Studios on June 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Her grandkids, Mason, Penelope, and Reign Disick, North and Saint West, and Dream Kardashian, have become celebrities themselves by birthright alone. Anyone recall North's debut diva moment, as she rolled through the Paris airport on a Frozen-themed suitcase, wearing a Yeezus Tour jacket?
During the roundtable, Jenner leaned on her original philosophy for the show (never to hold back) as she talked about how her life as a reality star has evolved.
"We decided as a family that if we're going to do this, we would just show everything. And one of the best decisions I made not only as a producer of the show, but as one of the stars of the show, was to say, 'We're not going to remove anything.' With that philosophy, I told the kids, 'Don't get on the Internet.' Now it's so amplified . . . you expect it now from the trolls."
She added that Kim Kardashian West "leads the pack" as the "queen of thick skin," modeling for everyone else how to face the Internet and other critics alike.
As they grow, the Kardashian grandchildren will have a whole new host of technologies to battle (imagine trolls with drones), but North just might have inherited the thick-skinned genes to handle it. She already knows how to tell the paparazzi to back off.