Brooklynn Prince and the New Age of Social Media for Child Stars

Brooklynn Prince, the breakout and Critics’ Choice Award-winning star of the Oscar nominated The Florida Project, has an active social media life. She’s on Twitter and Facebook, but by far her largest audience is on Instagram, where she has more than 91,000 followers. She’s 7 years old.

Brooklynn is just one of the many pre-teen rising Hollywood stars with a hefty social media presence under the watchful eye of parents. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook—this is the new reality of child stardom. Access is expected, sometimes even encouraged by studios and publicists, but with social media and fandom, there’s always a chance of things going to a dark side.