'Kids on social media should get their cut of the money'

'Kids on social media should get their cut of the money'

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We are all for cute content, it seems that the era of watching cute kitten or cat videos has been knocked out by cute kid videos. 

If you are one of those parents that is totally killing it with your content because you capture and share cute moments with your kids online, then listen up. 

For those who are earning a pretty penny with their kids as the stars of their content, it seems the law is in favour of protecting your kids' financial interests.

Child influencers who live in the state of Illinois will now be protected by the law when it comes to their earnings. 

"The state of Illinois has made history by being the first in the nation to pass legislation at protecting child influencers. As per AP, the law will 'entitle influencers under the age of 16 to a percentage of earnings based on how often they appear on video blogs or online content that generates at least 10 cents per view.'" (Unilad)

Since the law has only been passed in the state of Illinois, the content would have to be created in the state to fall under the law. And the kid/s have to be featured in at least 30% of the content over a 30-day time frame. 

The money that is generated must be secured for the child in a trust, that can be accessible to the child when they turn 18. 

Check out this news clip talking about the bill that was set in motion by a teenager named Shreya Nallamothu, courtesy of TikTok

@newsnationnow "Kidfluencers", children who create content online can make a lot of money from it, but where does it go? An #Illinois teen is pushing for new laws to protect #kidfluencers ♬ original sound - News Nation

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"The 16-year-old did an independent study on it in school, with her advisor encouraging her to reach out to legislations about it." (Unilad)

Check out this baby's profile, this video has over 500,000 views. 

Courtesy of TikTok

@halyeenabah Follow my Instagram page @halyeenabah for more cute pictures 🤎🤍 #foryou #fypシ #babysoftikok #baby #babyinfluencer #babylove #tiktok #viralvideo ♬ Peru - Fireboy DML
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