Age restrictions on social media serve to protect children and ensure that they aren’t exposed to words, images, and people online that they may not be able to handle or understand. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram set 13 as their minimum age requirement, for example.
Unfortunately, the reality is that there are parents who choose to ignore these set age restrictions. They create accounts for their children, even for their babies, changing their birth years when they register to "meet" the minimum required age.
When these young account owners are allowed to browse and chat freely within a social network, they are exposed to potential cyber dangers potentially harmful situations. Here are 10 examples of how social media can hurt your child.