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Facebook CEO thinks kids under 13 should have access to the social network

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posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 09:35 PM
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Facebook CEO thinks kids under 13 should have access to the social network


www.tecca.com

Speaking at the NewSchools Summit in California this week, the young entrepreneur noted that he wants kids under 13 years of age to be allowed to join Facebook. The current Children's Online Privacy Protection Act prevents websites from allowing youngsters to sign up and divulge personal information like names and addresses. But Zuckerberg plans to fight that mandate in hopes of making his social network a valuable tool for educators.
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posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 09:35 PM
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While his cause me seem 'noble', it's really nothing more than getting direct advertising to those under 13 years of age...getting them hooked to his web service.

Horrible idea IMO and I hope it doesn't happen. I wouldn't let my kid on facebook at that young of an age. It can certainly still happen and it does happen now as some parents are ok with it, but I certainly wouldn't be.

www.tecca.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 09:36 PM
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Here's another reason why I don't think this is a good idea:

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 09:38 PM
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Simple fix... leave it to the parents and family....


No kid in my family is going to have a facebook for SEVERAL years....



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 09:39 PM
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Originally posted by David9176


While his cause me seem 'noble', it's really nothing more than getting direct advertising to those under 13 years of age...getting them hooked to his web service.



There is nothing noble about this guy. He is just looking for another 50 million unique hits each month to up his cash flow from advertising and such. This guy should not be trusted by anyone.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 09:46 PM
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XD dosent everyone know we lie about our age

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posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 09:48 PM
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The stupidity of this is that kids under 13 just write that they're over 13 and go ahead with joining the site anyways,

This will do nothing.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 09:48 PM
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The guy just wants to make more money by expanding his empire. He doesn't care about the kids.
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posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 09:49 PM
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reminds me of another website we know of that is touted as a 'family site' although the topicality of interest for most is adult related interests: conspiracy theories, political debate and the like. FB can go that route too, then claim "won't someone think of the children!" if someone uses a four letter word or mentions a substance that a huge portion of the USA population thinks should be legalized.

at the end of the day, business is business and money is what matters.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 10:00 PM
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Just another effort to gain more members, and shows they are getting desperate. Facebook has reached its peak and is on the decline. They may still be getting new users, but for most people its old news and they no longer visit the site near as much as they once did. The should have gone public a long time ago.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 10:02 PM
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Dude I remember when I was 13, all we couldn't have was drugs, drinks, porno mags or cigarettes. We still had all of them and we all didn't turn out so bad. Some parents just have to step their game up. Take control tell those little f&$!ers what's up. Peace.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 10:03 PM
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Parents/kids are already getting around the 13+ rule by signing up with a different birth year. I know many personally who have done this with their children. Personally, I think it's a terrible idea, but it is a parent's choice when they are younger to allow the fudging of the sign up and even if they don't, many kids are savvy enough to figure this out. I don't think FB is the best social site to start on though and there are kid-friendlier social sites as alternatives.

If nothing else, families should switch to a site like Diaspora as an example, which at the least offers the option of sorting contacts into compartments so that they do not meet in cyber space. Perhaps not an issue for children yet, but many would find this feature advantageous. A way to keep family, school and work separate entities within the same account.

Bottom line: the younger generations are being brought up with these types of networking services and unfortunately, it is NOT going to go away. I do think it may be better to start younger and teach the kids how to be smart and careful rather then have a catastrophe down the road...



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 10:03 PM
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Originally posted by David9176
Facebook CEO thinks



I quit reading right there because we all know he has been given his lines since the original grants were issued by the CIA and DOD.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 10:14 PM
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I think Im going to cancel mine...especially after reading the last thread where information posted on facebook is being saved by another company for 7 years.

Great points made here though, thanks for commenting.

This law is, i'm guessing, to protect children from pedophiles. While I understand it is ultimately the parents responsibility, that doesn't mean that the law should be stricken down.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 10:18 PM
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Zuckerberg is a tool.

Facebook is evil.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 10:20 PM
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personally i dont think kids under 13 should be allowed to join that said any minor for that fact.

too many creeps on the net a minor creating a personal bio that any pedo can see.

people are stupid and post too much personal info online.

still its up to the parents to decide

not a fan of child explotation.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 11:26 PM
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Im a parent of a 12 yr old boy and he has a facebook page. Big deal. I added a few add-ons with firefox and he no longer has any ad's or silly pop ups, so he see ZERO advertisements. There's nothing for him to click on other than the games he plays with his friends, or to send messages or make a silly post/comment on someones wall. And yes Im on Fb checking up on his activities daily along with his grandmother, grandpa, cousin, dad, older brother and alllllll of his other friends and their parents. This is what all parents should be doing... keeping tab's on their kids. Not forbidding them something that can be actively regulated and watched over like Fb. Id rather tell him no to drugs and an alcohol than tell him no to FB. Plus if he is wrapped up in Fb games he is busy playing and not trying to find pictures of boobs.....





posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 12:15 AM
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I don't think there should necessarily be a legal requirement for age in regards to this stuff--it's something that should be left to parents and the kids themselves. With that being said, if a kid who's 11 wants to sign up for Facebook, they'll just lie about their age. This wouldn't change much.



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 12:18 AM
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This isn't breaking, it's old news, was breaking last week.

So what, he wants kids under 13 to use Facebook?

It's no different than the name branding that McDonalds does, and their name branding starts with babies under 1 year old.

Why is anyone shocked that a 13 year old would have access to Facebook? By 13, the average kid is doing way more online than the average parent knows about or understands.



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 12:36 AM
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Originally posted by SpaDe_
This guy should not be trusted by anyone.


That's what "CEO" means these days.

There are heroin dealers out there that believe children under 13 should have access to their products too.



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