Facebook deletes 20,000 ‘underage’ accounts every day
For a user to join Facebook they must be a minimum age of 13 years old. This however doesn’t stop alot of underage users who signup to the site everday.
Facebook has a fairly advanced reporting system whereby friends, teachers, parents, friends of parents etc can report underage users to Facebook.
According to ABC reports Facebook have revealed they are deleting around 20,000 underage accounts every day, and always looking at new ways to prevent cyber crime involving young people on the site.
Mozelle Thompson, a privacy adviser for Facebook has told an Australian Senate committee they will be hiring a cybersafety expert in Australia – which is a great move in my opinion as we now have around 10 million Facebook users in Australia. Unfortunately in Australia they have been a few issues with cybercrime on Facebook, and its great to see they are pro-actively tackling this issue.
Facebook now has around 630 million members worldwide.