The Seven Super Girls YouTube channel was permanently shut down in 2018, following the arrest of the owner, Ian Rylett, who was accused of sexual exploitation.
The Seven Super Girls channel was shut down after 10 years, as the owner, Ian Rylett, was accused of sexual exploitation. According to reports, Ian pleaded guilty to all the charges levelled against him and was sentenced to three months in prison. Due to the young audience of the channel, Ian’s action directly violated YouTube’s community guidelines, which aim to protect all audience members.
In a statement by YouTube to Buzzfeed News in 2018, the platform stated, “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 all channels upon conclusion of an investigation.” Since the statement, all channels from the Seven Super Girls franchise have been terminated.”
The Seven Super Girls YouTube channel was launched in November 2008 and grew in popularity over the years. The channel was based on seven young girls of various ages who offered content that was applicable to their tween target market.