Question Forum Minimum Age

Lucy

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By law, the minimum age to join a forum is 13 without parental consent.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act - Wikipedia
 

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I was posting when I was 12, if I remember correctly it's a family forum but children need parental permission to join. This was at least 4 years ago mind so don't quote me on that.
 

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Lucy, when KinezumI started her "age" thread, I browsed through the FishLore rules to see if there was anything about a minimum age. I didn't see anything. I've heard the age 13 minimum on a lot of sites, but I didn't know it was actually a law; thanks for the links.

Just a suggestion, maybe the FishLore rules could explicitly mention the minimum? Young children may not be aware of the minimum age when they join. Assuming the rules don't already say it, of course -- I might have missed it.
 

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You have to enter your birthdate on registration. It's the first step in registration.
 

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Aha, thanks for the clarification. It's been so long I'd forgotten.
 

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