Different sites (among them Gizmodo with Sam Biddle and Cnet with Liz Gannes) report that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told to CNN (Here) that “[...] he would like to create a safe and educational social networking environment for kids younger than 13. (According to Consumer Reports, 7.5 million such American kids already use Facebook by lying about their age.)
“That will be a fight we take on at some point,” Zuckerberg reportedly said of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which mandates parental permission and other protections for young users. [...]” (Full articles here and here).
I think that having a dedicated social network for kids is not a good idea.
And is not a good idea to have it lead by Mr. Zuckerberg who proved us to be so “capable” of ensuring privacy and security in the past.
I also think that children deserve the right to approach Internet under a protected approach to ensure that is a discovery and not a nightmare.
Have we all lost so much creativity in business we have to turn to kids to make money?