So Facebook is now testing out ways to let kids under 13 on the site legally.
Child safety advocates say Facebook needs to step up its privacy efforts to protect young users. A mom from Colorado has helped develop an app called Double Scoop.
She says it allows kids to connect to their loved ones online like Facebook, but it still gives parents control of what their kids can see.
"Kids can draw, they can record messages, which is a lot of fun," Tina Marquis with Double Scoop said. "Kids love to hear themselves talk. Double Scoop was designed with kids and seniors in mind. It's very easy to use. We also take privacy very seriously. On Double Scoop, you cannot be found. There's also no links or spam."
To learn more about Double Scoop, which is a free app, visit http://www.doublescoop.net/
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