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Parents 'aiding and abetting' under 13's to set up Facebook accounts, claims children's minister


By The Drum Team | Editorial

April 26, 2012 | 1 min read

Children’s minister Tim Loughton has claimed that parents are putting their own children at risk by helping them break Facebook’s under-13’s ban and setting up profiles for them.

According to the Daily Mail, the conservative MP accused parents of ‘aiding and abetting’ their children to gain access to site, despite Facebook’s over 13’s policy.

“We know, and I know from personal experience, the temptations for younger children to set up a Facebook site and get involved with those social media," commented Loughton.

“And I also know that in too many cases they do that aided and abetted by parents. So it’s not just a question of giving information to parents, it’s making sure parents are acting responsibly."

Had added that the age restriction on the website were not legally enforceable.

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