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Child YouTube stars should be restricted from performing on the platform in the same way as child actors, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has said.

The College is urging the Government to consider new laws to ensure ‘kidfluencers’ are not overworked or exploited in the “gold rush” for internet fame.

Legal experts have also told the Telegraph the unclear nature of the law around child social media stars could lead to future legal battles over fortunes and media rights.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists’s (RCP) call comes as children as young as four are now garnering millions of followers and vast advertising incomes on platforms like YouTube through toy unboxing and review videos.

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Probably because they are child actors.