June 11th, 2012
Facebook (FB) Stock Surge: Facebook For Kids Under 13 Could Boost Mobile Revenue
By Dyna Nyma
As of today, to be a Facebook member you must be (or at least pretend to be) 13 years old. But that’s about to change!
The Wall Street Journal reports that the social network is working on a “secure access” version for kids under the age of 13.
The main idea would be to link children’s accounts to their parents.’ And with the help of some new tools, parents would be able to decide with whom their children can become “friends,"with as well as authorize the applications they use.
While for parents to control or censor the online activities of their darlings may be enticing, for Facebook these “junior accounts” could, particularly, be good targets for advertising.