Date
24 November 2017
Google is believed to be working on a new system that lets parents set up accounts for their kids and control how they use the services. Photo: Flickr.com
Google is believed to be working on a new system that lets parents set up accounts for their kids and control how they use the services. Photo: Flickr.com

Google said to be planning to offer accounts to kids under 13

Internet giant Google plans to offer accounts to children under 13 years old for the first time, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The search engine titan is trying to establish a new system that lets parents set up accounts for their kids, control how they use Google services and what information is collected about their offspring, the paper said, citing a person familiar with the matter.

As of now, accounts on Google services such as Gmail and YouTube are not officially offered to children, though there is little to stop them from logging on anonymously or posing as adults to sign up for accounts.

The company’s new effort is partly driven by the fact that some parents are already trying to sign their kids up to the company’s services, the report said.

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