Celebrity Kids Who Are Huge Social Media Stars

Many children use social media, but how many are really internet celebrities? There aren’t many.

Some youngsters are finding their way on platforms like Instagram and TikTok thanks to their celebrity parents, gaining millions of followers with adorable images and videos (extra points if mom and dad appear), lavish vacations, or even business enterprises. Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian’s four-year-old daughter Olympia’s beloved doll Qai Qai, for example, has her own Instagram account.

These famous kids, though, aren’t leaving their own social media imprints – some of them have been online famous since the day they were born, thanks to viral baby announcements and first images. Because the majority of these children are under the age of 13 (the minimum age for children to join platforms), their accounts are tightly managed by their proud parents. Except for Alabama Barker, the 16-year-old daughter of former beauty queen Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker (he is now engaged to Kourtney Kardashian), who has long been an online icon due to her singing abilities and glam pictures.

However, should children use or be featured on social media? A study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior in October 2021 discovered that using platforms like Snapchat and Instagram before the age of 11 “was significantly associated with problematic digital behavior outcomes” such as online harassment, when compared to slightly older kids who join those platforms, though younger kids were also more “supportive or civically-engaged.” And there’s a lot of disagreement about whether or not parents should share internet stuff about their children before they’re old enough to consent.

However, celebrities frequently have no influence over whether their children’s lives can be kept private, so a kid-focused social media account could be one method to control the narrative in a highly publicized life.

So check out these young social media stars and follow them!