23
Mar
11

Facebook booting ‘20,000’ underage users per day

According to a study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, nearly half of all 12-year-olds in the U.S. are using social network sites, despite not meeting the minimum age requirements for sites like Facebook.

Facebook has set up a Facebook Public Policy and Online Safety team that looks to identify false information by users’ false, but verifying a minor’s age seems  close to impossible. A member of the team tells the News Observer that parent participation is really the key to the problem of underage users on the site.But what if the parents aren’t opposed to their children being on Facebook? Talking about safe Internet practices with kids might be the next best responsible thing to do, along with monitoring your children’s online activity.

Full article here

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