Under 13s on Facebook?

A recent statistic shows that 7.5 million Facebook users are below 13. What’s more is a whopping 5 million are under 10.  At the same time, Ofcom’s (in the UK) study shows that the increase of 5 to 7 year olds using Facebook has grown from 7% to 23% from 2009 to 2010.

And this just in: Zuckerberg is ok with it.  In fact, he thinks that under 13s should be allowed on Facebook.


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