Survey: 38% of Children on Facebook are Younger Than 12

Date: Apr 11 2012 05:56:36 Source: Mashable Views:
KeyWord: Children Facebook, Facebook Children, Facebook Games, Social Games, Facebook Kids, Kids Facebook

Facebook is restricted to users under age 13, but according to a new survey, that hasn't kept young children away.

By Zoe Fox From Mashable

Though children eagerly embrace Facebook, 74% of parents are worried about their safety. More than half of parents (56%) are worried about sexual predators.

When it comes to cyberbullying, 41% of parents are concerned and 30% think their children have already been victims.

More than half of parents monitor their children's Facebook use by logging into their accounts, one-quarter friend their children and just 17% don't track their children at all.

If you were a parent, would you let your children on Facebook? What risks do you think are posed by early exposure to the social network? Take a look at the survey findings in the below infographic and sound off in the comments.

Children on Facebook



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