I'm just wondering why 13 is the nominated minimum age before parents or guardians need to create accounts for people? - this question was moved from google groups as it is important to include the discussion attached to the development of this page.
Good question Leigh,
In Canada when a child is 12 their legal status begins to change. When you read over much information about child development a child's ability to conceptualize actions and the larger world seems to form around 12-13. I know for my daughter this would be true. So I believe an age needs to be chosen where parents or guardians need to stay informed of a child's online activities. I believe 13 is a good age... I'd be interested in COL's position on this, in the end it is COL's responsibility to have a policy to protect minors.
I am open to choosing a different age. What do you suggest and what is your rationale?