Should Young Kids Be on Facebook? Simon Schluter. Trewin admits she didn't know there was an age limit for Instagram, but neither of them recall having to tick an age box.
Legal System U. But we all know tweens want to do whatever their friends are doing, regardless of what month their birthday falls. Rather than having to initiate one on one communication, Facebook lets kids simply share what is going on in their lives so that friends and relatives can all be connected and involved.
THE online world can pose many dangers for youngsters including cyber-bullying, so this explains the restrictions in place for kids wanting to use social media.
She recommends family, friends and teachers report children under the age limit.
One cyber security expert bluntly states "kids can't be on social media sites" under the age limit. YouTube requires accounts holders to be aged 18 and over, and also restricts much of its content to over 18s, but it will also allow a 13-year-old to sign up with their parent's permission. I just think Facebook is too common for bullying and all that," she explains. Family Account.
While once upon a time a snide remark would be said and then disappear, now it stays there for everyone to see and remember. Age limits and expert advice. In the end, Facebook is far less shady than a lot of other online destinations that kids can get to just fine without parental consent. A survey for CBBC, of 1,200 people aged between 10 and 18, found that 96 per cent were signed up to social media networks.
Services must create a Yahoo! Krawat's daughter was not allowed to open an Instagram account until she was 13 and has one private account for friends and another public one for food blogging. There can be people out there who can stalk you and see where you live and all that and people who are not appropriate for people under the age of 13, or even under the age of 20. Among the updates was a requirement that website and social media services cannot collect geolocation information, photographs or videos from users under the age of 13 without notifying and receiving consent from parents or guardians.
Have you ever tried to create a Facebook account and gotten this error message:. Facebook said the number of underage users highlighted "just how difficult it is to enforce age restrictions on the Internet, especially when parents want their children to access online content and services.
Implementing a privacy by default model would be a great start. Why do they stick their tongues out?