Kid Fame: Right for Your Kid? Or You?
Who doesn't want to be famous? Nevermind, lots of people don't - they don't want the responsibility, the hassle, or the intrusion on their privacy.
So is "internet fame" right for your kid? Whether they're an up-and-coming blogger or YouTube star, nearly all kids have at least a passing thought about how their online presence could make them famous.
As parents, what stance do we take on kid fame? Do we actively encourage our kids to seek fame, or discourage it? At what point does helping your kid with their blog become "stage momming (or dadding)"? Or, if your kid is already on their way to becoming internet famous, how do you as a parent help manage their expectations and their time?
Join Amy Mascott as she leads a lively discussion about fame with three parents and one kid: Nakia Reigh (mom of Tori Molnar, also speaking today); Stephanie Humphrey, and Betsy Cadel, along with up-and-coming young comedian and YouTuber Simon Cadel.
Amy Mascott is the creator of teachmama.com , where she shares tools and resources parents can use to become the best teachers for their children. Capitalizing on learning opportunities in the every day and inspiring curiosity through games and play, Amy encourages a ‘lifestyle of learning’ where parents both prepare their children for school and help them to grow excited and informed about the world around them. Recognizing the need for more peer collaboration, Amy... Read More →
Betsy Cadel is the founder of Thinking Cap Productions, a full-service video production company which focuses primarily on how-to videos that turn “WTF moments of frustration to OMG moments of elation.” She co-launched Webby nominated Digitwirl.com in 2011. She has written scripts for the eHow series Socially Connected , teaching everyone from newbies to savvy users about social media platforms. She’s currently scripting and producing several... Read More →
Simon Cadel started performing stand-up comedy two-years ago while at Long Lake Camp for the Performing Arts. He took comedy classes in Manhattan at The Gotham Comedy Club where he performed in showcases, and developed a real passion/addiction for making people laugh. Videos of his performances and original songs which were posted on YouTube led to bookings at The Comic Strip Live and New York Comedy Club for prime weekend shows alongside established adult comedians. He’s been... Read More →
Stephanie Humphrey is a tech-life expert who merges her passion for lifestyle media with in-depth tech expertise to show everyday people how empowering, enriching and fun technology can be. Stephanie is driven by the sole purpose of connecting people, particularly those underrepresented in technology, with the tech know-how to transform their worlds.
Stephanie contributes her tech-life expertise to national media outlets includingTheGrio.com and BlackEnterprise.com. She... Read More →
Nakia Kelley is an entrepreneur, speaker, blogger, mom, and woman of faith. She has a lot of experience in an extremely diverse range of businesses -- everything from construction to accounting. She is a Mom to two children with special needs, a 16 year old with Cerebral Palsy who is now a entrepreneur herself, and a 10 year old boy with Aspergers who races dirt bikes. If you didn't already think she is completely insane, you should know that they are both homeschooled and Nakia travels all... Read More →
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