Zuckerberg on Facebook: Children be allowed to join FB

By on May 21, 2011 in Education, Internet, Technology, United States, World Comments

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg
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As reported by CNN Money, May 20, 2011, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, is now focusing on his passion to initiate educational reform.

Allegedly, this 27-year-old billionaire, dressed in his signature T-shirt and jeans, took time out of his demanding schedule to participate the recent conference that discusses the heated topic on innovation in education.

Similarly, it was reported that Mark Zuckerberg truly thinks that children can benefit from social networking sites. He talked about why he wants kids under the age of 13 to be on Facebook.

Zuckerberg was even quoted saying, “Education is clearly the biggest thing that will drive how the economy improves over the long term; we spend a lot of time talking about this.”

Currently, as recorded by similar reports, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) mandates that websites that gather information about users (like Facebook does) be banned to sign on anyone under the age of 13. But Zuckerberg apparently, is determined to change this.

Zuckerberg reportedly mentioned, “That will be a fight we take on at some point.” “My philosophy is that for education you need to start at a really, really young age.”

“Because of the restrictions we haven’t even begun this learning process,” Zuckerberg further said through reports. “If they’re lifted then we’d start to learn what works. We’d take a lot of precautions to make sure that they [younger kids] are safe.”

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