Everyday kids become users of social networks, with or without their parents’ permission. Facebook users must be at least 13 years old to join; many children simply change their age when they register. ScuttlePad, the new social network for kids, includes parent supervision in the registration process.
ScuttlePad was especially developed for 6 to 11 years old users and it was introduced this week, on Monday. The registration requires first name, age, favorite color and a parent’s e-mail address, among others.
Chad Perry, founder and CEO of Scuttle Pad, affirms this social network doesn’t feature games but it’s educational “We teach children to cross the street, but we don’t teach them to use social media appropriately,” he said.
The profile only shows user’s picture, status and country; the site does not request last names, which is important to parents.