FOLLOWING reports that Mark Zuckerberg thinks children 13 years and younger should be allowed access to social networks – and SEO experts Queryclick.com suggest he’s taking a logical stance.
Says QueryClick: “Star of the social networking field, Facebook has been at the centre of controversy recently, thanks to the suggestion from the CEO that age restrictions should be removed.
“Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has said he believes children ages 13 and younger should be allowed to access the social networking site for the benefit of their education.
“Speaking during the New Schools Venture Fund’s Summit in California, Zuckerberg reportdely said he expected education to become more social in the future, in the same way already seen in health, retail and finance sectors.
“At the summit, which explored innovation in education, the Facebook founder explained he was passionate about education reform. Zuckerberg was relaxed as he spoke about the subject with interviewer, and venture capitalist, John Doerr.
“He claimed that letting younger children interact with social sites could prove beneficial for them in the long-term.”
Said a spokesperson for SEO experts, Queryclick.com: “Social media has really exploded in the last few years, making it obvious to any doubters that the medium is here to stay.
“Many young children are already very savvy when it comes to social networking, but many retain massive security concerns, which were born in an earlier era of the internet.”
As it currently stands, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) mandates that websites that collect information about users (like Facebook does) aren’t allowed to sign on anyone under the age of 13.
“We think he’s smart to recognise the potential of catering to younger children on Facebook, they will be the future of the site, and there’s already anecdotal evidence to suggest they are keen to be using it already.”
QueryClick is an Edinburgh-based SEO firm. QueryClick is quickly becoming a leading figure in UK SEO and SEO web design given the company’s bespoke and ethical approach to business.
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