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Re: Parents who create instagrams for kids

This is just their way of recording and sharing memories with families and friends, and have some fun. Why would you care? Maybe you shouldn’t be on instagram?

Re: Parents who create instagrams for kids

No, I dont think you know what i even mean...so stay out of it or get the facts. It's an account with the kids name, says their team. If it was just fun, it would an account of the parent, not the kid.

Re: Parents who create instagrams for kids

and as i mentioned some seem to be doing it to get 'discovered' for tournaments and to be brand ambassadors.

I'm simply asking a question if this is becoming the norm.

Re: Parents who create instagrams for kids

The only fact is you are creepy and should stay away from instagram spying 7, 8 year olds. It is nothing new that parents manage accounts for young children on social media and hockey moms are just starting to catch up.

Re: Parents who create instagrams for kids

Exactly it is creepy! And easy to find, particularly when the appear as suggestions. They are mainly public profiles as well because clearly the parents WANT them to be found. You and other parents apparently think it's normal to exploit your own child on social media for your own ego purposes. It isn't enough to just have a kid play hockey anymore I guess. The world must know about them.

Re: Parents who create instagrams for kids

Some loser dads like to post on FB every time their bender steps on the ice for those spring and summer tourneys. I think that's worse than the kids insta accounts.

Re: Parents who create instagrams for kids

Look up the Jr Bruins on Instagram..OMG, every move is posted. Today they skated, ate, got on a plane, ate again, swam, carried their bags, had a photo shoot, it just never ends.

Re: Parents who create instagrams for kids

Oh i've seen it...but the team is trying to run a business and they have a social media person who is paid to do that. Social media marketing is huge for a business but now i guess the parents are marketing the kids. An insta page for a business is different than a parent who creates a page for their kid and also posts everything the kid does that is hockey related.

Re: Parents who create instagrams for kids

Will O'neill hockey posts something every 10 minutes as well.

Re: Parents who create instagrams for kids

Will the kids who don't create accounts be left out when it comes time to be noticed for high school/college?

Re: Parents who create instagrams for kids

I know a couple of crazy hockey moms that post every single goal their kid scores playing in the 8th division of the EHF. They tag every single hockey team, league, coach, tournament…it’s sickening. Kind of like being the tallest midget.

Re: Parents who create instagrams for kids

anon
Oh i've seen it...but the team is trying to run a business and they have a social media person who is paid to do that. Social media marketing is huge for a business but now i guess the parents are marketing the kids. An insta page for a business is different than a parent who creates a page for their kid and also posts everything the kid does that is hockey related.
Creating a brand is the name of the game. if your kid is playing for a top spring/summer team or at a well known camp then you need to post that. Make sure to follow all well known teams so they se it, always have the next step in mind, it will definitely help, sounds crazy but word of mouth is just as important as the actual skill your kid has. Crazy times we live in but either accept it or be passed over.

Re: Parents who create instagrams for kids

Anon
anon
Oh i\'ve seen it...but the team is trying to run a business and they have a social media person who is paid to do that. Social media marketing is huge for a business but now i guess the parents are marketing the kids. An insta page for a business is different than a parent who creates a page for their kid and also posts everything the kid does that is hockey related.
Creating a brand is the name of the game. if your kid is playing for a top spring/summer team or at a well known camp then you need to post that. Make sure to follow all well known teams so they se it, always have the next step in mind, it will definitely help, sounds crazy but word of mouth is just as important as the actual skill your kid has. Crazy times we live in but either accept it or be passed over.
I hope you're being sarcastic

Re: Parents who create instagrams for kids

anon
Anon
anon
Oh i\\\'ve seen it...but the team is trying to run a business and they have a social media person who is paid to do that. Social media marketing is huge for a business but now i guess the parents are marketing the kids. An insta page for a business is different than a parent who creates a page for their kid and also posts everything the kid does that is hockey related.
Creating a brand is the name of the game. if your kid is playing for a top spring/summer team or at a well known camp then you need to post that. Make sure to follow all well known teams so they se it, always have the next step in mind, it will definitely help, sounds crazy but word of mouth is just as important as the actual skill your kid has. Crazy times we live in but either accept it or be passed over.
I hope you're being sarcastic
Unfortunately these people are nuts and believe that their kids are the next big thing. Wonder if they will continue to post their kids playing JV or Freshman when they don't make varsity?

Re: Parents who create instagrams for kids

Just wait til creepy coaches start sliding into your kids' DM's. Hi - I saw you playing at the Shamrock Shootout Lucky and I think you are special. We'd love to get to know you better on and off the ice...

Re: Parents who create instagrams for kids

Anon
anon
Oh i\'ve seen it...but the team is trying to run a business and they have a social media person who is paid to do that. Social media marketing is huge for a business but now i guess the parents are marketing the kids. An insta page for a business is different than a parent who creates a page for their kid and also posts everything the kid does that is hockey related.
Creating a brand is the name of the game. if your kid is playing for a top spring/summer team or at a well known camp then you need to post that. Make sure to follow all well known teams so they se it, always have the next step in mind, it will definitely help, sounds crazy but word of mouth is just as important as the actual skill your kid has. Crazy times we live in but either accept it or be passed over.
This is the only smart post on here. Guy knows what he is talking about. I am an 7 figure marketer. Truth is if your kid was good enough to have an account you would too. I know who my kids competition is because of instagram. I know of at least one strung out parent who is violently against it.

Re: Parents who create instagrams for kids

Gary Vee
Anon
anon
Oh i\\\'ve seen it...but the team is trying to run a business and they have a social media person who is paid to do that. Social media marketing is huge for a business but now i guess the parents are marketing the kids. An insta page for a business is different than a parent who creates a page for their kid and also posts everything the kid does that is hockey related.
Creating a brand is the name of the game. if your kid is playing for a top spring/summer team or at a well known camp then you need to post that. Make sure to follow all well known teams so they se it, always have the next step in mind, it will definitely help, sounds crazy but word of mouth is just as important as the actual skill your kid has. Crazy times we live in but either accept it or be passed over.
This is the only smart post on here. Guy knows what he is talking about. I am an 7 figure marketer. Truth is if your kid was good enough to have an account you would too. I know who my kids competition is because of instagram. I know of at least one strung out parent who is violently against it.
Agree that marketing is the name of the game but the self promotion with these kids is out of control. My mid posts things on Instagram and TikTok fron hockey and sometimes I just have to tell the little bender it’s not that impressive. Hard balance between confidence and arrogance. Some kids handle that on their own but most lose confidence and/or gain arrogance far too easily. No different than reminding him that while his team says elite and he plays in the top league that in reality there is about a team worth of truly elite kids and he has a ways to go to be in that group.

Re: Parents who create instagrams for kids

Gary Vee
Anon
anon
Oh i\\\'ve seen it...but the team is trying to run a business and they have a social media person who is paid to do that. Social media marketing is huge for a business but now i guess the parents are marketing the kids. An insta page for a business is different than a parent who creates a page for their kid and also posts everything the kid does that is hockey related.
Creating a brand is the name of the game. if your kid is playing for a top spring/summer team or at a well known camp then you need to post that. Make sure to follow all well known teams so they se it, always have the next step in mind, it will definitely help, sounds crazy but word of mouth is just as important as the actual skill your kid has. Crazy times we live in but either accept it or be passed over.
This is the only smart post on here. Guy knows what he is talking about. I am an 7 figure marketer. Truth is if your kid was good enough to have an account you would too. I know who my kids competition is because of instagram. I know of at least one strung out parent who is violently against it.
Nope sorry, my kid IS good and I still think 7 is too young for instagram. Marketing shouldn't apply to your own flesh and blood douche. Also who cares what you make?

Re: Parents who create instagrams for kids

Are you really surprised by anything overly-energetic parents would do?

Re: Parents who create instagrams for kids

I feel a little divided on this one ok people. My children do not do the Insta or the Facebook or the Tweet Tweet or the Tickity Tock thingy. However, our family friends have so many good posts up from all the tournaments they do and their kids are sooooooo good. They are always scoring incredible goals. So I guess they are promoting their little athletes and so be it.

Well that all the time I have for today :wink: Off to the best Pure Hockey store I know lol. We need new a couple of new black helmets and some black gloves hint hint hehehe!!!!!

Re: Parents who create instagrams for kids

I don’t mind the accounts or videos - but the moms who post the comments imitating their child is disturbing. They need their own life.