Facebook says about 7.5 million users are under 13 years old. According to the Wall Street Journal, the social network is pushing for a more formalized structure for under-13s in an effort to curb users registering under a false age.
Hey are also reportedly looking to add buffers and parental controls to any kid-friendly version that might result from its current experiments. It could also tie parents' accounts to their little tykes' pages, allowing game purchases to be made through their bank details.
My 3 thoughts
7.5 million underage users, and now that they are a publicly traded company this is an issue? Good step to add parental controls, and to tie back to the parents account.
Q:Why did they set the age at 13 anyway. A: it is the The Children's On-line Privacy Protection Act. With a federal law in place why wouldn't they have a formalized structure already in place?
With all of the bad press the past two weeks, do you wonder if Mark Zuckerberg regrets taking the company public?