Facebook giving underage users the boot

Roughly 20,000 minors kicked out per day

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Underage users are getting the boot from Facebook.

According to a report by the Daily Telegraph, Facebook is kicking out roughly 20,000 underage users per day.

Facebook requires its members to be at least 13 years old, but the problem is, many kids lie about their age in order to sign up for the site. According to a study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, nearly half of all 12-year-olds in the U.S. are using social network sites.

 

Read Facebook's policy below:

-No information from children under age 13. If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for Facebook or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 13, please contact us through this help page.

-Parental participation. We strongly recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe internet use practices. Materials to help parents talk to their children about safe internet use can be found on this help page .

 

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