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Most Kids Now Want Careers As Social Media Superstars

When you ask kids what they want to be when they grow up you expect them to start rolling off the usual answers. There’s the creative answers like a princess, a magician, a ballerina or a circus performer and then there’s the more realistic answers like a nurse, a doctor, a teacher or a police officer, and so on.

But according to the seriously shocking findings of a new report these aspirations for kids have changed drastically, and it’s all thanks to the influence of social media.

Executive Producer Bruno revealed the results of the study to Kyle and Jackie O during his Top Three segment this morning.

“A new report’s come out and it says that kids under the age of 15, when they’re asked what they want to be, they’ve responded, social media superstar,” revealed Bruno.

To which Kyle and Jackie replied in unison, “oh that’s sad”. As much as they support kids following their dreams especially in the creative industries, they were concerned that there isn’t actually much to be earned through social media unless you’re a massive celebrity like Kylie Jenner.

According to this study, conducted on 1,000 children aged six to 17, more than three-quarters of youngsters say that they would consider a career in things like YouTube and Vlogging.

The research was conducted by travel company First Choice and showed that 24 per-cent of kids wanted to be online personalities with one in five also saying that they want to start their own Youtube channel.

And well, unsurprisingly some parents aren’t too happy about it. Watch the video above to find out one parent’s hilarious reaction when their son started bragging about how many Youtube subscribers they had.

What would you do if your child told you that they wanted to become a social media superstar when they grow up?

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