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A New Facebook For 13 & Under Only???

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Facebook is under intense scrutiny these days for all of the under 13 kids who frequent the website.

Although the site does not allow children under 13 to join - many users lie about their age in order to gain access to the social network.

Now, the website is developing a feature that will connect parents to their child's account in order to monitor who their friends are and what applications they use.

Here's what Facebook said:

"Recent reports have highlighted just how difficult it is to enforce age restrictions on the Internet, especially when parents want their children to access online content and services. We are in continuous dialogue with stakeholders, regulators and other policy makers about how best to help parents keep their kids safe in an evolving online environment."

Such a move could potentially tap revenue for a whole new group of users, but might also infuriate privacy activists who are already unhappy with Facebook's privacy rules.

Facebook has 900 million users around the world, 7.5 million of whom are under 13, and more than five million are under the age of 10.

There have been a stupid amount of cyber bullying on Facebook and many of these cases have ended in tragedy.

We appreciate the super site's ambition to help deal with cyber bullying, but might it be more useful to have information for parents to talk to their kids about how using the site is inappropriate.

After all–knowledge is power!!!

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