Facebook urged to protect young users
Facebook kicks off some 20,000 under-aged users every day, according to the Daily Telegraph. The site's own rule is that users be at least 13 years old, but many parents knowingly allow younger kids to fudge their age and use the site anyway. A Pew study found that nearly half of all 12 year olds use a social network site every week.
I didn't realize Facebook was policing the site on its own looking for baby faces. Perhaps the tough love is due to talk in Congress of urging Facebook to do a better job protecting its younger users.
So what do we think, should Facebook protect its younger users better or should parents do a better job of policy their kids' computer use? Or both?
--Sharon Kennedy Wynne
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