Facebook warning

Children’s Minister Tim Loughton has said that children under the age of 13 are setting up profiles on Facebook, currently forbidden by Facebook’s rules of use, and are thus getting involved in social media at worryingly young ages; worse, he says, parents are helping them set up these profiles. Facebook has the current age limit, and strict security settings for youngsters between 13 and 17, to comply with international regulations on children in social media, but a spokeswoman for the service concedes that age limits are impossible to enforce.

Read more about the problem here.

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