Social networks, when opening a profile costs only a click
Can my children have an account in social networks? What time? The Law is clear, it is not until 14 years old that a person can have a profile on these pages. However, more and more minors start on these websites long before the recommended age, which is a risk since it is possible that surfing the network they encounter numerous problems that do not know how to face.
In particular it is at nine years old when many children are beginning to handle profiles in social networks according to the data of Monsan studio. In Spain 40% of children between nine and thirteen already have an account on the numerous websites on this subject, a problem that comes from the ease offered by these pages.
Social networks, just one click
Is it difficult to open a profile on social networks? Not at all, these websites are clear in terms of their regulations: no one under 14 can open an account. However, it is very easy to deceive these terms of security. Just one click of the mouse is enough for a child under this age to pretend to be someone who is not and can already be handled in these pages.
In addition, the facilities to navigate these social networks not only come from the ease of this click, but also the proliferation of these devices makes it possible for many children under 14 years to hide this issue from their parents. Also according to data from the Monsan study 41% of children 11 years old already has a Smartphone.
The greatest knowledge of new generations on social networks allows you to hide your traces before your parents. Which makes it very difficult for adults to know if their children manage accounts on these websites before their age.
Greater knowledge of social networks
Faced with this situation parents can only learn more about the use of social networks. Inform better on how to search for certain profiles and ensure that your children do not have accounts before the appropriate age is crucial in these cases. In the same way, adults should always ensure that their children's Internet management is in an open place where they can monitor this navigation, such as a computer in the living room.
Before deciding whether or not to buy a smartphone it will be necessary to assess whether the child really needs it or this decision can be postponed to a future. In the case of granting a mobile phone with an Internet connection, an agreement must be reached with the child so that, for example, this device contains protection programs that cover access to certain Web pages and that from time to time the parents can review it.