Infographic: Consumers Believe Facebook Users Should Be Older Than 13 Years Old
With all the kind of "adult" or not exactly appropriate for kids that goes on in social network, many are believing that the age limit required by law to join a social network should be much higher, according to a new study.
The poll conducted included a sample size of 2,000 consumers on the opinion based community SodaHead.com. 34% of its respondents said that Facebook users should be at least the age of 13 to join the site but most voters said that the they want the ages to be around 14-17 to be the earliest and 19% said that the site should limit it to those over the age of 18.
Teens are also on board with age restrictions on the site. About 57% of those ages 13 to 17 said the 13-year-old requirement is fair, while only 18% said it should be younger. About 25% said Facebook should raise its age requirement to over 13.
“The reality is that most [parents] either agree to allow their younger kids on Facebook after repeated requests or are unaware that their kids have accounts much earlier than 13,” Vila said. “In that sense, the train has left the station — kids under 13 are using Facebook.”
Do you think the age requirement should be higher than 13? What do you think?