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Kids Today: 80% Falsify Age To Access Social Media

About 80% of 11- to 15-year-old Internet surfers use false ages when visiting social media sites, according to a survey by the UK advertising regulator. Advertising Standards Authority has criticised the 'negligent' age verification systems adopted by social networking websites such as Facebook. The survey revealed that about ten children, (42%) registered themselves as aged 18 or over, with nine of them being below the permitted age of registration on at least a social media website.

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