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Parents Helping Kids Lie Online

Friday, November 04, 2011

The Terms of Service on sites like Facebook and Gmail prohibit anyone under the age of 13 from signing up to be in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, which regulates how companies can collect data about users under 13. But a new study finds that a lot of parents are actually helping their kids cheat the system so they can access those sites.  Bob speaks with danah boyd, one of the authors of the study "Why Parents help their children lie to Facebook about age."

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