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Facebook should sue the parent who let his 11-year-old open an account

by | 17th, September 2015

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Hear the one about the 11-year-old on Facebook? Not exactly nicking porn mags from the newsagents or drinking fags in the boozer, but it’s enough to shock and amaze today’s worriers.

The story is that when a father from Northern Ireland learned that his 11-year-old daughter had created Facebook accounts and uploaded sexual photos she was exposed to messages of “entirely inappropriate sexual nature from men. Dad was so upset he sued the website. He reasoned that Facebook should have enforced its age restrictions policies only over-13s are allowed their own accounts.

Facebook did shut down her account when it realised her age. But she continued to create news ones.

The Mail says Facebook settled outside of court with the man for an undisclosed sum .

Like you, we’re confused. Under 16s

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