YouTube has deleted a network of kids vlogging channels after the owner admitted to abuse of one of the channel’s stars.

Ian Rylett

Ian Rylett, owner of the SevenAwesomeKids network of YouTube channels, signed a plea deal admitting the abuse. As a result, YouTube deleted his channels which collectively had more than 17 million subscribers.

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“We take safety on YouTube very seriously. We work closely with leading child safety organizations and others in our industry to protect young people. When we’re made aware of serious allegations of this nature we take action, which may include terminating channels upon conclusion of an investigation.”

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Daniel James
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Daniel is a Melbourne-based multimedia journalist with international experience as an editor, producer, designer and artist at some of Australasia’s biggest newsrooms. A longtime commentator and reporter on internet culture, he now journals his observations on digital life and counterculture for Boldly.

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