Social Media Blog: Want a Gmail Email? You Must be 13 Years of Age or Older!

Your kids want a gmail ID? They'll need to be at least 13 years of age to do so. That's the new change over at Google after the buzz over the launch of the "Buzz" social networking platform.

Google is also helping parents with tips on protecting teens with a video posted on YouTube about safely using Buzz.

There continues to be a growing concern about privacy, or lack there of, on social networking sites. Social networks increase our vulnerability to criminals, bullying, sexual predators and other predators. Companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter will need to continue educating users on how to be safe while networking online.

 

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