Transcript for New Documentary Sheds Light on 'Rich Kids of Instagram'
Now we talk about a new social media trend not in the Christmas spirit. Super rich kids flaunting their wealth on instagram and nick watt has this look at how it could be affecting your kids. Reporter: They do say if you've got it, flaunt it. I spend around 15,000 a month on just shopping. I've been getting botox since I was 14. Reporter: These snot-nosed kids have it and, boy, do they want the world to know it. I just started posting photos of my life. Reporter: The rich kids of instagram are sharing photos of everything from jets to Parisian hotel suites. Some people would take up to 30 a day and try and post them. We wanted to find out what it was that was driving them to do this. Reporter: So director Oscar Humphries made a brand-new documentary called unsurprisingly "Rich kids of instagram." There's a fascination of what goes on in the worlds of the top 1%. Instagram is kind of like a portal into people's lives. Instagram is my canvas. If I was an artist I would like to paint the picture of my life. Reporter: Some have hundreds of thousands of online followers. When you get a lot of attention can be intoxicating. Reporter: I have no doubt Santa will be kind to the rkoi kind but is this naughty or nice? What are the cars, the couture, the cash doing to their followers making them feel a little disappointed in their own reality and rkoi-induced fomo, a fear of missing out in teenspeak. Showing an extreme version of their lives. For children up pressable it is information coming at them constantly can lead to an increased risk of depression and loneliness. If I'm showing off what are you going to do about it? Are you going to stop me. Reporter: I'd like to. I think I'd like to. For "Good morning America," nick watt, ABC news, Los Angeles. Thank you, nick. Joined by Ericka souter. He thinks he'd like to. I know I would like to. What do you think. My first reaction was to roll my eyes and there was a little jealousy. Who hasn't wanted an unlimited amount of cash and go anywhere they want. We watch it and move on. With kids we see something different about it and they're following it and want what they have. Fomo, fear of missing out. Like the modern day equivalent of keeping up with the joins for kids. They feel pressure and anxiety and they try to compete. They equate having likes on Facebook and instagram as popularity and feel their worth is tied up in emulating these people. You wonder what is behind these kids putting this out. What about tips for parents who are dealing with kids who are feeling this kind of fear? I like to call it the fomo fix. Number one, help your kid find their bliss, art, music, dance, get them involved in on activity they love and can become involved in their own success than someone else. Another thing, make sure they know that looks can be deceiving. We see that picture that one moment in those kids' lives. We have Noey the back story. Everyone has issues and problems and lastly, tell your kids to reach for the stars but have a plan in place. You know, there is one example from other rich kids of instagram, a kid making apps since he was 12, a self-made millionaire. That's something other people can do but if you want that, if you want what those kids have, you have to work for it. It's a little different where you're spending somebody else's money. It's very different. Ericka souter, thanks very much.
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