A study says more than 25% of children below 13 years of age have one or more social media account despite not being old enough to have a social media account.
Why there is an age restriction on Opening social media account?
The online world can pose many dangers for youngsters including cyber-bullying, so this explains the restrictions in place for kids wanting to use social media. A recent example is Blue Whale game which took lives of hundreds of underage social media users.
At What age you can join Social Media?
Facebook and Instagram:
Facebook and photo-sharing site Instagram both require users to be at least 13 years old before they can create an account, and in some jurisdictions, this age limit may be higher. Creating a Facebook account with false info is a violation of Facebook’s terms, including accounts registered for someone under 13.
If you see any underage Facebook or Instagram account you can report from below links
Twitter, the site where users post messages and tweets in 280 characters, says you must be at least “13-years-old to use its services and the minimum age to use WhatsApp is 16 years.
YouTube requires accounts holders to be aged 18 and over, and also restricts much of its content to over 18s, but it will also allow a 13-year-old to sign up with their parent’s permission.