ASK THE EXPERTS: The Influencer Impact: How Social Media Stars and YouTube A-Listers Shape the Way Kids Think, Act, and Interact
How do these “influencers” actually impact children’s choices? My 7-year-old daughter is obsessed with watching toy reviews online, should I be concerned? Is watching influencers online impacting my12-year-old’s social development?
Celebrity is hardly a new phenomenon; however, thanks to the digital age, it’s never been easier to become the next big thing. Young people in 2021 consume media in a rapidly-changing landscape, and experience a personalized digital experience every time they glance at a screen. These experiences are crafted to feature the latest influencers and kidfluencers, who expose children and teens to subtle and overt advertisements, as well as new social trends. Join us on Wednesday, October 20th at noon ET for “The Influencer Impact: How Social Media Stars and YouTube A-Listers Shape the Way Kids Think, Act, and Interact,” a Children and Screens Ask the Experts webinar, featuring an interdisciplinary panel of distinguished experts. Tune in to hear experts discuss the motivations and implications of the kidfluencer and influencer age, and to learn more about how to help your children thoughtfully and carefully navigate the world of young social media stars.
For those who are interested, there will be an opportunity at registration to indicate whether you would like to ask your question for the panel live on camera during the workshop.
Sherri Culver, MLA, Temple University
Pamela Rutledge, PhD, MBA, Fielding Graduate University
Liselot Hudders, PhD, Ghent University
Elizabeth Milovidov, PhD, JD, Digitalem
Marie Bragg, PhD, NYU Langone