Frequent question: Should I let my 10 year old have Facebook?

According to the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act, children under 13 years old are forbidden from having accounts on social media. However, according to Facebook this new app is compliant with COPPA and safe for children 12 years old and under.

Is Facebook safe for 10 year olds?

How young is too young to be on social media? Strictly speaking, only those aged 13 and over are allowed to use Facebook. But the prevention methods are trivial, meaning more than 20 million under-13-year-olds are thought to be using the network. So on Monday, Facebook launched its first app tailored for young users.

Should my 10 year old have social media?

At Protect Young Eyes, we operate under the assumption that no child for any reason should be using social media prior to age 13. Turning 13 is the minimum requirement, and is in no way an automatic approval for Instagram or anything else. Because, remember, age alone is the wrong question.

Should I let my kid get Facebook?

We don’t really recommend children under the age of 13 using social media. It could start a dangerous precedent, and hook young children from a very early age. However, the normal version of Facebook, once your child has reached a suitable age, is probably quite a good option as far as social media goes.

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What are the dangers of Facebook?

Five hidden dangers of Facebook (Q&A)

  • Your information is being shared with third parties.
  • Privacy settings revert to a less safe default mode after each redesign.
  • Facebook ads may contain malware.
  • Your real friends unknowingly make you vulnerable.
  • Scammers are creating fake profiles.

Is TikTok safe for kids?

Is TikTok appropriate for kids? If you supervise your kids, use safety settings, and stick to songs you already know, TikTok can be a kid-friendly experience. But TikTok’s emphasis on popular music means many videos include swearing and sexual lyrics, so it may not be age-appropriate for kids to use on their own.

Is Snapchat safe for 12 year olds?

Is Snapchat safe for tweens and teens? Most kids use Snapchat to goof around and stay in contact with their friends — end of story. Yes, there’s some mature content, but it’s appropriate for most teens 16 and up.