Facebook planning to build access for users younger than 13
According to the Washington Post, Facebook may be planning to build technology that would allow children under 13 to register for the site and give their parents some control over what they can do on it.
“In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, Facebook does not currently allow anyone under 13 to have a Facebook account — a rule that children and their parents regularly circumvent by posting false dates of birth.”
The post also said the under-13 features could enable Facebook and its partners to charge parents for games and other entertainment accessed by their children.
Here’s the rationale before the suggestion - if people are going to break the rules anyway, let’s skip the legalities, and just make it official for kiddos to join Facebook.
What do you think of Facebook’s proposed game plan?