While Twitter does not have a minimum age requirement, Facebook sets it at 13 and Google+ is 18. In general the minimum age of entry for social networks is 13 or older. Yet, anti-virus firm AVG surveyed 4000 parents (in USA, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand and Japan) with children between 10 and 13 years old and learned some surprising things.
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AVG’s data indicates that Most kids are far into social media adulthood by the age of 13. One of the big enablers of pre-teen social network use is, of course, the mobile phone. AVG’s data indicates that 44% of 10-13 year old children access social networks using a phone in the countries surveyed. In the U.S., this percentage bumps up to 56% for the same age group. The implication is that these children using mobile phones to access social network sites do so away from parental supervision.
Via: MSNBC Digital Life