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Facebook mulls letting kids under 13 aboard

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Facebook mulls letting kids under 13 aboard

NBC Philadelphia – Facebook’s 13-and-up age cut-off could soon be a thing of the past.

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that the social media giant is working on plans to let kids use the site with their parents’ supervision.

The potential move could be fraught with privacy concerns.

But with many children already lying about their ages to create Facebook pages, executives believe they have no choice but to establish better parental controls in consideration of a federal law that requires verifiable parental consent before collecting data on kids under 13, according to the Journal.

Some of the plans being considered, people familiar with the discussions told the paper, include links between kids’ and their parents’ accounts and requirements that parents approve every friend request and application use, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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