Federal law prohibits Facebook and other online social networking sites and email services from enabling minors under the age of 13 to create accounts without the approval of their parents or legal guardians. However, this prohibition does not apply to users who are at least 13 but under 16, provided they can prove that they are emancipated by showing evidence of identity and income, or through a court order.
In addition, some states and cities across the United States require minor students to obtain permission from school officials or parents before creating Facebook accounts. The requirements vary by location, but usually include some form of identification (i.e., driver's license number or photo ID) and proof of residence in order to verify that you are not a student at another school or district.
Furthermore, Facebook has a system for teachers and parents to request that a student not be allowed access to the site. If a teacher believes that a student is using Facebook in an inappropriate manner, that student's access may be restricted. Students cannot simply refuse to log into their accounts; instead, they must be blocked from Facebook entirely.
Finally, if you believe that your child is under the age of 13 but has created an account through mistake, contact Facebook to delete the account.
"You are not qualified to join Facebook." If this is the case, you are most likely under the age restriction set by Facebook. The website is designed to make it easy for children to post information about themselves on websites connected in some way, but there are risks involved with this type of technology. Cyberbullying is a major concern when it comes to youth using social media sites like Facebook. Minors who use social media sites like Facebook need to understand that what they post can be seen by others and could lead to bullying.
Children under 13 should not have Facebook accounts because they are not capable of understanding the consequences of what they post. Young people cannot judge how someone will react to what they see on Facebook nor do they realize that once something is posted, it can be found forever online. Parents need to be aware of what their children are doing on social media sites like Facebook so they can take action if necessary.
There are many reasons why young people between the ages of 10 and 13 should not have Facebook accounts. First of all, Facebook was not created with children in mind. The company has not published research on how long users stay on the site or how often they log in. It is also difficult for children under 13 to keep their accounts secure.
Before someone can make an account on Facebook, they must be at least 13 years old (in some jurisdictions, this age limit may be higher). Additionally, in order to protect the privacy of young users, Facebook requires that all users be at least 13.
Those who are younger than 13 cannot register for a Facebook account themselves. Instead, a parent or guardian must create an account for them. The parent or guardian must also give consent for their child to use the account.
All children under the age of 18 are considered minors by default. In order to create an account and access certain features within Facebook, a minor will need a valid email address from a parent or legal guardian in order to verify their identity. If a minor wants to disable their email address, they can do so by changing their email settings, but they will no longer be able to sign up for an account or access certain features.
Email addresses can be changed at any time after a minor has created an account. However, until then, any emails sent to the original email address used by the minor will not be received.
In order to comment on someone's photo, post something on someone's wall, or add someone as a friend, one must be friends with the owner of the profile in question.