Time to clear something up that parents tell us is often used in talks about cyber safety.
We’re talking about the age recommendations provided for social media apps, and children possessing accounts well below the 13+ suggestion. The refrain is constant. It’s “illegal “for kids to have these accounts. Except it’s not. It’s not illegal. There is no legal remedy or punishment under Australian law.
It may be foolish because of the impact it has on a child's digital footprint, and it may affect the mental health of a child by being exposed to things they are not emotionally ready for, but possessing a social media app when you are below thirteen will not see any parties involved being arrested.
Almost all social media apps have a recommended age attached to them. Most of these hover around the 13+ mark, but some are 17+, Read More