Half of 11-year-olds use social media... despite firms' own age limit of 13: Companies are accused of 'turning a blind eye' to breaches and not protecting children



Social media giants are letting children aged 11 and 12 sign up for profiles – despite a supposed ban on those under 13.
Nearly half of this age group have accounts on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter – as do more than a quarter of ten-year-olds, according to communications watchdog Ofcom.
The revelations last night drew criticism that the companies are 'turning a blind eye' to age limit breaches and are not sufficiently protecting children. 
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat all claim that users must be 13 but do not demand proof of age. Users are asked to enter their... read more

 
29 November 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 77
Source: Daily Mail
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