According to published reports, Facebook is testing technology aimed at scrapping its oft-ignored minimum age of 13 and allowing younger kids to join the social network, albeit with parental supervision.
Recently, writer Steven Leckart coined the term “oversharenting” to refer to the omnificent practice of Gen-C (as in connected adults ages 18 to 34, per Nielsen) parents who overpost photos of their young children in curious circumstances.
Facebook has a minimum age requirement of 13, yet four percent of children using the site are under age six. Barely half of parents use technology to keep a digital eye on children, despite worries about sexual predators and bullying.
If you’re a parent and noticed your kids were going to CD5 before they GNOC in a post on Facebook, you should check out this list of social media terms that could help decipher a message they may not want you to know.
Pretty sneaky, mom: While 90 percent of mothers are friends with their children on Facebook, 46 percent of them restrict their kids’ access to their profiles, according to a study by the publisher of Parenting and Babytalk magazines and Parenting.com.
So far, the most frequently reshared Halloween photos on Facebook depict children in costumes.
Many Facebook users posted pictures of their dads this past weekend, in recognition of Father’s Day, but if the school district in Summit, N.J., has its way, parents won’t be able to reciprocate and post pictures of their kids.
According to a new survey by the European Commission, 38 percent of European kids ages 9 through 12 are part of the social network, and almost 80 percent of teens are too.