Some influencers violate little one’s private area, says professional

Beyazıt Şenbük – ISTANBUL

Some influencers violate child’s personal space, says expert

Influencer dad and mom, normally moms, utilizing their youngsters as promoting materials violate their youngsters’s private area, a specialist developmental psychologist has mentioned.



“Advertising on social media is now, in the digitalized age, an accepted line of business,” says Irmak Kerimoğlu, including that nonetheless, a 6-year-old child isn’t certified to present consent, each legally and psychologically.

We suggest to not share pictures of kids on digital media as nobody can know whether or not the kid will wish to be remembered with such {a photograph} sooner or later, Kerimoğlu mentioned. “In other words, these parents are interfering in their child’s future.”

“Sharing the children’s image, even by the parents, violates their personal space,” she mentioned.


Underlining that youngsters be taught by observing their dad and mom, Kerimoğlu mentioned, “When a mother promotes a product that she pretends to be using but she has not used before, the child gets confused.”

“When the children see this pretentious attitude, they see that their parents can act unreal in case of any necessity, which cause them to lose credibility in the eyes of their children.”


Concerning an influencer mom, who beforehand introduced that they won’t share collectively as her son doesn’t wish to seem within the pictures anymore however shared him once more saying she satisfied him, “This is a cry for help,” Kerimoğlu mentioned.



In the meantime, Osman Kara, the pinnacle of a digital communication company, mentioned, “While choosing the appropriate influencer for a product, many factors such as the quality of their contents, the frequency of sharing, the suitability of its followers for the target audience and the power to influence are evaluated.”

These with 1,000-10,000 followers are categorized as nano, these with 10,000-50,000 followers as micro and people with 500,000-1 million plus followers as macro influencers, mentioned Kara.

“The criterion is not only the number of followers, we think it is right to act according to the target audience,” he mentioned.

Whereas micro-influencers receives a commission between 5-10,000 Turkish liras ($0.25-$545) for his or her ads, this may go as much as 200,000 liras ($10,900) relying on the variety of followers and interactions in macro influencers.

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