38% of Children on Facebook are Underage – is Yours?

According to an article on Mashable, a new report from MinorMonitor finds that 38% of children on Facebook are aged 12 or younger.

Facebook’s Terms and Conditions currently restrict children under the age of 13 from registering, however, this doesn’t stop them.

Whilst this report is based upon a very small sample of 1000 parents, given that Facebook has over 750 million members, our own research with students often shows similar results of underage students using Facebook.

Do you allow your children under 13 to use Facebook? Do you monitor their activity? Did you help them to set up their account?

About Gavin May

Gavin May is a parent at Ivanhoe Grammar School and formerly the Director of ICT. www.icybersafe.com is aimed at helping parents live in a connected world, where the internet is central to much of what we do, and certainly much of what our children do. The easy option is to just block it - the better option is to get involved and stay informed.
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