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The Young and the Influential: Labor Law Reform to Protect Kid-Influencers

November 9, 2023

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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#tiktokKids #instaKids…young people are the fastest growing and most influential market of users on social media, but who really profits? Does their content creation qualify as labor? In a world where young people are the dominant users of social media, but still don’t have voting rights or positions of power to legislate reform, where do their rights to compensation for their labor and privacy stand? Illinois is now the first-in-the-nation to set up protections for kid-influencers, child vloggers and underage social media stars.

Leah Plunkett, Meyer Research Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, will be joined by Jenn Louie of Harvard Divinity School and founder of the Moral Innovation Lab to moderate a lively conversation. The panel will include Senator Dave Koehler of Illinois, Washington State Representative Kristine ReevesChris McCarty, Student Founder and Executive Director of Quit Clicking Kids and Shreya Nallamothu, Student & Contributor to the Illinois legislation, to gain deeper perspective on how laws are changing for young influencers and the impact this will have on society and social media.

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