Should 11-year-olds be allowed on Facebook? Right now, Facebook bans anyone under 13 from joining, but that might soon change. The company is looking at ways to let preteens join the social network while giving parents oversight of their kid’s accounts.
Larry Magid is a technology analyst for CBS news. He’s also the co-director of ConnectSafely.org and the founder of SafeKids.com. Both websites deal with issues surrounding children’s privacy online. In an article that appeared on both the Huffington Post and Forbes, Magid pointed out that many children are already on Facebook — they just lie about their age. He says Facebook is right to examine safe way for them to openly use the service.