There are nearly 900 million Facebook users in the world, including an estimated 7.5 million children under the age of 13.
Last year, The Huffington Post reported that Facebook was removing 20,000 underage accounts on a daily basis because the company prohibits kids under 13 from having profiles. The ban is based on government regulation.
That may soon change.
The AP reported this week that the social media giant is testing ways to allow kids under the age of 13 to participate without having to lie.
“This would likely be under parental supervision, such as connecting children’s accounts to their parents’ accounts,” the news agency reported.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the company is testing a parent control system in which parents decide whom their kids can “friend.”
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