Advocates, Lawmakers React To Facebook Plans
SOCIAL NETWORKINGJune 5, 2012
Advocates say Facebook will need to comply with COPPA laws and give parents the ability to block tracking of their children as it looks to allow kids under the age of 13 to join the social network, Bloomberg reports. Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) said Facebook should proceed "with an abundance of caution." Last year, a Consumer Reports study found 7.5 million children under 13 were already on the site, and 82 percent of parents of 12 year olds said they had helped their children sign up.