Child Labor Laws?

So, let me get this straight. In most states, children cannot get an actual job until they are 15 or 16 years old, right? Where are the laws that protect children from being exploited by their parents trying to become YouTubers?

Young and innocent kids, being filmed, no consent necessary? How is this legal? Who gets the check when they are exploited for product placement and product reviews?

I really don’t understand what the parents are thinking, exploiting their own children for profit? Greed probably. In any regard, this behavior disgusts me.

From toy reviews to vacation video logs, how come the parents don’t just turn the camera on themselves?

Why don’t the children have legal representation or professional management, if they are going to be broadcast all over the world?


What are your thoughts on this?

Should parents be allowed to profit off of child labor?

Do these parents care that pedophiles watch the videos of their children?

How do you think this kind of exposure and digital footprint will affect these children today and as adults in the future?


7 thoughts on “Child Labor Laws?

  1. It’s not really labor in the classical sense, it is a way to create income if one becomes wildly popular but in my opinion the space is saturated and expectations might cause all some trouble

  2. I know that some – if not most – parents film their kids so they can rewatch it later in life – like a memory. To capture the moment. I understand the concern about pedophiles possibly watching the videos if they are put up on YouTube.

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