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Episode 58: Youth in the Spotlight: Exploring the Harm of #Kidfluencer Culture with Casey O’Roarty & Amy Lang

Putting kids on social media — is it social behavior or exploitative BS? Well it depends.

And I brought in two of my favorite fellow podcasters and parent coaches to talk all about it. I welcome Casey O’Roarty and Amy Lang back to The Heartful Parent Podcast today to talk about the #Kidfluencers movement and all the things that are wrong with this use of social media to exploit children. 

This conversation is based on our joint outrage after reading the NY Times article “A Marketplace of Girl Influencers Managed by Moms and Stalked by Men.” And we’re talking about it today to help you navigate the right kind of conversations with your kid, tween, or teen around what is acceptable and “normal” on social media. We are reminding you how to stay curious and teach your kids to think critically about the “water they are swimming in.” 

We also dig into where the “line” is and Casey even wonders if she’s crossed it in some of the work she’s done that has included sharing her kids’ struggles. Catch more with Casey and Amy on their podcasts: Joyful Courage Podcast and Birds+Bees+Kids

In order to put a stop to this type of exploitation and child sexual abuse, talk about this topic with people you know. Better yet, pass this episode along to get more people talking! 

Resources:

NY Times article: A Marketplace of Girl Influencers Managed by Moms and Stalked by Men

Casey O’Roarty

Joyful Courage Podcast

besproutable.com/teens

www.facebook.com/joyfulcourage

IG – @joyful_courage

Amy Lang

Birds+Bees+Kids Podcast

birdsandbeesandkids.com

www.facebook.com/birdsbeeskids

IG – @birdsandbeeskids

Transcript:

Episode 58 transcript

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Christy Keating is a certified parent coach,  positive discipline educator, and motivational speaker. She is the founder and CEO of The Heartful Parent Collective, which includes Heartful Parent Coaching, Savvy Parents Safe Kids, and Heartful Parent Academy.

The mother of two amazing daughters, Christy strives to build a happier, healthier world - one child, one parent, and one family at a time.