Parenting a child model

Many parents don't agree with letting young children or teenagers model as a hobby or as a form of income. The reality is that there are myriads of child and teen models all around the world. There are entire modelling agencies aimed at kids and paging through any magazine will show ads featuring children in some form or another.

Read more: Would you let your child be a model?

For many teenagers wanting to getting into the limelight or those who want to "head for Hollywood", modelling is the first step in being seen. That's why it's no surprise that many children of celebrities start off in this line of work. 

Johnny Depp and Lily-Rose

According to MailOnline, Johnny Depp has recently come under fire for allowing his 16-year-old daughter to be photographed in "seductive poses" while modelling for Chanel. Should Depp have been more involved?

Read more: The 9-year-old supermodel

It's a tricky line to walk between wanting your child to have their own experiences and wanting them to be safe. Of course your child's safety should always come first and as a parent, it's your job to ensure that they are not taken advantage of. Especially when your child is a beautiful young women who has been described as "ravishing" by well-known designers such as Karl Lagerfeld...

Here's the video that sparked the controversy:

While Lily-Rose isn't dressed in a bikini or donning high heels, she does seem to exude a much older and more mature sexuality that could make you uncomfortable. Or at least it should. 

Do you think parents should be more involved with how their children are photographed or the products they advertise when modelling?
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