Technology News: Social Networking: Facebook Wants to Hook ‘Em Young

CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently suggested altering legal restrictions that prevent children younger than 13 from signing up for a Facebook account.

Currently, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), a federal law passed in 1998, mandates that 13 is the minimum age at which a child may sign up for accounts on sites like Facebook.

Zuckerberg argued that in our increasingly technology-driven society, education in online media is what will set students apart and boost the economy, according to a report in the International Business Times on Monday. He maintained that learning must start at a very young age.

via Technology News: Social Networking: Facebook Wants to Hook ‘Em Young.

Really?? Do we really want our pre-teens out in Facebook land?  How would that be educational in a good way?

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