#DigitalParenting: New @Ofcom Report Out

Every year media regulator Ofcom releases an annual 'Children and Parents: Media and Attitudes Report'. One of the stories picked up by the media this year was that "Half of children aged 11 and 12 have a social media profile, despite most platforms' minimum age being 13, a study from regulator Ofcom suggests." From my book Raising Children in a Digitial Age, p84-85:   "It seems clear that children are starting to go onto the…

[MEDIA] Does social media require parental consent til aged 16?

This morning this story broke: The European Parliament is set to vote on Tuesday on new rules that could see teenagers banned from internet services such as Facebook, social media, messaging services or anything that processes their data, without explicit consent from their parent or guardian. The last-minute amendment to the new European data protection regulations would make it illegal for companies to handle the data of anyone aged 15 or younger, raising the legal…