Friday, March 25, 2011

Facebook Removes 20,000 Kids' Profiles Every Day

Facebook's Chief Privacy Advisor, Mozelle Thompson, met with a government cyber-security committee in Sydney, Australia yesterday and reported that that the social network removes about 20,000 profiles from Facebook everyday because it finds that those users are under the age of 13.  We find that to be a staggering number and indicative of the challenges facing families as they navigate the world of social networking with their tweens.

In the U.S., Senator Al Franken has just sent a letter to Facebook about their new privacy policy and his stance that it should "be impossible for them (users ages 13 to 17) to inadvertently share their phone numbers and home addresses with anyone."

Some more links you may find useful:
Via Daily Telegraph

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