UK 9-12 Age Group: Every Third Child Is On Facebook

April 20, 2011 1:58 pm

Facebook has a minimum age requirement of 13. But a LSE study among 25000 children in the UK recently found that every third child has a Facebook account. To make things worse, many of them have their profile settings set as public.

“A quarter of 9-16 year-olds on social networking sites across Europe have their profile set to ‘public’. One fifth of children whose profile is public display their address and/or phone number, twice as many as for those with private profiles. However, children in the U.K. tended to be more careful – only 10 per cent have their profiles set to ‘public.’ ”

Statistics Source: Freakanomics

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