Rayn Asaria and Jamil Asaria
Rayn Asaria and Jamil Asaria. (Photo supplied by Rayn Asaria.)

Rayn Asaria posts videos of his political newscasts, interviews with members of parliament and videos for a charity he supports for his more than 850 followers on Instagram. 

Rayn says he is a social media and business entrepreneur. He is also ten years old. 

“When I was seven or eight years old, I was doing news updates,” he says. “I was talking about all of these things that are so interesting about politics… that's why I go through social media.”

Rayn joins a growing number of young people who see social media as a career choice and way to develop essential skills for their future. Only seven per cent of children in a 2019 Lego survey said they wanted to grow up to be an astronaut. But about 30 per cent said they wanted to be a “YouTuber.”

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Hadassah Alencar is a bilingual journalist based near Montreal. She recently completed the journalism program at Concordia University, where she worked as a teaching assistant and became editor-in-chief...