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Lecture Notes in Education Psychology and Public Media

Vol. 19, 26 October 2023


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Childhood for Sale: Unraveling the Commodification of Children in the Realm of Mengwa-Child Influencers

Jinzi Bai * 1
1 Sichuan University of Media and Communications

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Lecture Notes in Education Psychology and Public Media, Vol. 19, 82-86
Published 26 October 2023. © 26 October 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Jinzi Bai. Childhood for Sale: Unraveling the Commodification of Children in the Realm of Mengwa-Child Influencers. LNEP (2023) Vol. 19: 82-86. DOI: 10.54254/2753-7048/19/20231390.

Abstract

The Internet's quick development has given people access to a wider audience. Anyone can use this platform to create their own content as a self-media creator. In November 2021, the General Office of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism issued the "Opinions on Strengthening the Protection of Minors in the Online Cultural Market,” strictly prohibiting the use of "Child Influencers" for profit. Based on this phenomenon, this article focuses on a group of child influencers to explore the impact of children's commercialization on their physical and mental health. Therefore, the psychology of the child can answer this question. Observe their physical and mental health problems in the self-media environment, and understand the new changes of children in the network society. The results found that child influencers who have been exposed to social media for a long time are more likely to have value deviations, anxiety, an obsession with virtual identities, and a tendency to become adults.

Keywords

child influencers, commoditization of children, mental health, social media, parents and children

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Educational Innovation and Philosophical Inquiries
ISBN (Print)
978-1-83558-063-9
ISBN (Online)
978-1-83558-064-6
Published Date
26 October 2023
Series
Lecture Notes in Education Psychology and Public Media
ISSN (Print)
2753-7048
ISSN (Online)
2753-7056
DOI
10.54254/2753-7048/19/20231390
Copyright
26 October 2023
Open Access
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