Although it is required by law for Facebook users to be at least 13 to join the network, many believe the age limit should be higher, a new study says.
According to a poll conducted among 2,000 consumers on the opinion-based community SodaHead.com, about 34% of respondents said Facebook users should be at least the age of 13 to join. However, most voters selected ages older than 13 as a minimum requirement, as 29% want ages 14 – 17 to be the earliest and 19% said the site should be limited to those over the age of 18.
Only 13% said users between the ages of 10 and 12 were acceptable for the site, followed by 5% approving of people joining between the ages of 7 and 9.
Child privacy laws necessitate Facebook’s age minimum of 13 years old.
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