The bottom line is that Twitter isn’t really safe for younger kids to use. You could ask them to set their profile to private, but there may be other ways (and apps) they could use to keep in touch with their friends, whether that’s Facebook Messenger Kids, Whatsapp or another messaging service.
At Protect Young Eyes, we operate under the assumption that no child for any reason should be using social media prior to age 13. Turning 13 is the minimum requirement, and is in no way an automatic approval for Instagram or anything else. Because, remember, age alone is the wrong question.
What age is Twitter for?
Unlike most social networks that require users to be at least 13, even though they have no real way to enforce that requirement, kids of any age can sign up for Twitter.
Should I let my 12 year old have Instagram?
How old should kids be to use Instagram? According to the terms of service, you have to be 13, but there’s no age-verification process, so it’s very easy for kids under 13 to sign up. Common Sense rates Instagram for age 15 and up because of mature content, access to strangers, marketing ploys, and data collection.
The best social networks for younger children
- Kidzworld. Kidzworld is one of the most comprehensive social media platforms out there, offering everything from free online arcade-style games and safe chat rooms to the latest movie and TV reviews. …
- GromSocial. …
- PopJam. …
- Messenger Kids.
Is it OK for a 11 year old to have Instagram?
Instagram requires everyone to be at least 13 years old before they can create an account (in some jurisdictions, this age limit may be higher). Accounts that represent someone under the age of 13 must clearly state in the account’s bio that the account is managed by a parent or manager.
Should I put my birthday on Twitter?
Your birth date lets Twitter know that you’re old enough to use our services. It will also be used to customize your Twitter experience. For example, we will use your birth date to show you more relevant content, including ads.
Does Twitter have inappropriate content?
You may not post media that is excessively gory or share violent or adult content within live video or in profile header, or List banner images. Media depicting sexual violence and/or assault is also not permitted. … Sometimes, this media can depict sensitive topics, including violent and adult content.