Facebook Considering Letting Under 13′s Access Site
Facebook has nearly 700 million users worldwide but–according to their rules–none of them is under the age of 13. That could be changing. With the reality being that already some 7.5 million pre-teens are using the service the Chicago Tribune reports that some at the social networking giant are re-thinking their policy.
“We have to do something super responsible. We can’t afford not to,” said a person at Facebook familiar with the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly. “We are tiptoeing into it.”
According to the report “Among the options the company is exploring: connecting kids’ accounts to their parents’ accounts and giving Mom and Dad control over what their children can do on the site, such as who they can “friend” and what apps they can use.”
I suppose that the people at Facebook are simply looking to the future. Today’s pre-teens are tomorrows teens and young adults so given proper safeguards why not bring them into the fold.