About 76 percent of teen Internet users are also social media users, according to a survey of about 800 teens surveyed in 2011 by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.
Of those teen social media users, 93 percent have a Facebook account and the number of teens who use social network sites almost doubles between the ages of 12 and 13, according to the Pew data.
Most social networking sites restricts children under 13 years old from creating an account, but it’s not uncommon for children to lie about their age when signing up.
From Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter and many other social networking sites popping up on the web, Patch wants to know: At what age do you allow your children to have a social media account?
Age Requirements for Social Networking Sites
Users must be 13 years or older to create an account.
“You may use the Services only if you can form a binding contract with Twitter and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the U.S. or other applicable jurisdiction,” according to Twitter’s terms of service.