Seven Million Facebook Users Under Thirteen

The real face of Facebook might be younger than you thought a lot younger!

A Consumer Reports survey found that seven and a half million Facebook users were younger than 13.

Of those, five million were younger than ten.

That violates Facebook's own age policy, which requires users to be at least 13-years-old.

The survey also shows that most parents seemed unconcerned with their children's accounts.


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  • by Alice Location: Panama on May 10, 2011 at 07:42 AM
    When my child turned 14 I got him a computer. I never gave it a thought. What ever he looked up are whom he talked to. I did point out that people lie, fortunate for me I never had any problems. But there are children out there if you told them a bald face lie they would believe it.Electronic wise, kids are real smart, smarter than a lot of people give them credit for. They can post a older picture on facebook and they've watched enough movies that if you didn't just know you were talking to a child, you couldn't really tell.
  • by Randy Location: Florida on May 10, 2011 at 07:19 AM
    My daughter is 11 and I will not let her start a Facebook. A few of her cousins, that are younger or the same age, have accounts. I disagree with their parents and she will not get an account until I am ready to let her.
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