A new French law has been passed to protect young influencers operating on YouTube and other social media platforms—a rapidly developing avenue of revenue for many children.
It has become an increasing problem that under 16s are working very long hours online on platforms such as YouTube, without regulation.
The French government unanimously voted to bring in new laws governing how long these children work and what happens to their money. They will now have the same protection as other under 16s who work long hours, as reported by the BBC, such as child actors or singers.
The politician behind the bill, Bruno Studler, told Le Monde that it would make France a pioneer in the rights of child social media stars.
The bill only applies to influencers who earn revenue and