Facebook and other social media websites should require parents to confirm that their children are over the age of 13 before they are allowed to use the websites.
Matt Hancock, the Culture Secretary, criticised social media websites for only requiring children to tick a box to confirm that they are over the age of 13.
He said that social media means it is “one of the hardest times to be a parent”, with children using new technology that “we couldn’t have dreamed of” a generation ago.
So, how will it be done? Other than just ticking a box that is. Anyone going to have to start providing birth certificates or something?
Sigh. Either the system becomes horribly and expensively intrusive by requiring real world documentation. Or it’s just box ticking.