Facebook CEO Wants Kids Under 13 to be Allowed Access to Social Networking Sites

by Parks Associates | May. 31, 2011

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is passionate about education reform. Zuckerburg took time out of his busy schedule to discuss the heated topic and why he thinks young people can benefit from social networking sites, at a recent summit on innovation in education.

Last year Zuckerberg pledged $100 million to the school system in Newark, New Jersey. At the NewSchools Venture Fund's Summit in Burlingame, Calififornia, Zuckerberg told an interviewer that improving education and making the Internet more open are two of his favorite dinnertime topics. Zuckerberg gave advice to other entrepreneurs and talked about why he wants kids under 13 to be on Facebook. It's no surprise that Zuckerberg thinks the field of education will become much more social in the coming years.

Zuckerberg said he wants younger kids to be allowed on social networking sites like Facebook. Currently, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) mandates that websites that collect information about users aren't allowed to sign on anyone under the age of 13. Zuckerberg is determined to change this.

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