Facebook to experiment with access for under-13s
Facebook and it’s privacy issues means that dealing with youngsters is a legal minefield. Ironically though the under 13′s make up a huge percentage of Facebook’s userbase, they just currently have to lie and deceive their way onto the network, leaving themselves open to a very unregulated adult world. Not ideal.
To further add value to Facebook’s share price and open up a new legitimate market according to the Wall Street Journal, the social network is looking to create a more formalized structure for under-13s.
Consumer Reports currently notes the number of under-age users at around 7.5 million. Facebook is reportedly looking to add buffers and parental controls to any kid-friendly version that might result from its current experiments, linking back to the parents account to give better visibility.