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It’s a well-known fact that you have to be 13 to be on Facebook. It’s also a well-known fact that there are definitely more than a few kids out there who’ve easily lied about their birth dates to get an account. But now Facebook is looking into making it even easier for pre-teens to join the social network.
Technology is in development that would connect a kid’s accounts to their parent’s account, giving mom or dad some privacy and security control over their child’s profile. With cyber bullying and obesity on the rise, it seems like increasing a kid’s “screen time” is only going to lead to more of the same. But maybe it won’t even matter, according to one social media analyst. He believes Facebook will be dead within eight years if it doesn’t adapt quickly to the new mobile environment we live in.
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