As many will know children under 13 cannot have a Facebook accountThis is due to a law known as COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) that prohibits social networks and sites in general from collecting data from minors without the consent of parents or guardians.
Facebook does not have the necessary mechanisms to verify this consent, nor the functionalities that make the network a safe place for the little ones.
The truth is that due to a natural matter of certain ages we are not prepared to access certain social networks on the internet. In other words, a child is extremely vulnerable to any kind of deception and on Facebook there are all colors.
Report a child's account:
Facebook has a form that allows reporting the account of a child under 13 to be deleted. This tool can be used without being registered.
You just have to provide some information that allows you to check it reasonably:
– Profile URL – Child's full name – Email address used to access the account – Child's real age – Relationship with the child (father, family member, friend, teacher, etc.) – An email contact and information additional that is relevant to the complaint
If the Facebook team verifies that it is really a person under the age of 13, delete the profile immediately.
Perhaps going to the extreme of reporting the child's account instead of talking to him is not the most recommended option, but each family is different, sometimes the parents are absent and the responsibility falls on other people who can not do much more than report the profile to protect the minor or avoid major problems.
Link to form: report a minor on Facebook
Related: Children and social networks on the internet, tips for parents from www.alertaenlinea.gov