POLL: Are YouTube ‘influencers’ diluting kids’ ambitions to work real jobs?

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Until recent years, young people were encouraged to get an education, learn a skill or trade, get a job and build a career.

Many with entrepreneurial ambitions have gone on to start their own business and become leaders in their communities.

Now, with the explosion of social media, many young people simply say they want to be an “influencer.”

Kids today have discovered that they can make as much or more money posting viral videos on YouTube as many people earn with a long-term career. Many are literally earning millions on the viral videos, whether it’s on TikTok, Instagram, or YouTube.

DMLNewsApp and TeamDML.com founder Dennis Michael Lynch has frequently spoken about this new phenomenon and the dangers of social media for kids in his daily podcasts.

One Twitter user just addressed this topic on Thursday, writing, “Now that I have a kid, I think of her future so much. Like who’s about to be our teachers, counselors, therapists, etc. Everybody wanna be an Instagram model and YouTube influencer. Who gone teach the babies ? 🥺 I’m lows kinda scared.”

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