Should limitations based on age be placed on child-friendly websites?
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1. The under 13 years of age, is unable to send NeoFriend requests, messages and access to the forums unless a complicated parent-signed waiver is physically sent to Neopets. I see a couple things wrong with this, as many children play Neopets to play games with their friends, and for many- sending a piece of mail a week away is nearly not an option- I know my mum didn't want her signature floating around internationally.
The forums are so heavily monitored that inappropriate language cannot be achieved- or noticed unless you know the replacement words. The forums would be a great way for a kid to get help passing a certain level on their favorite game or getting tips on what food to buy their pets.
I understand the safety aspect of it all, but if the forums are being monitored closely enough for it to be put on a children's website, then there should not be a problem.
I agree Neopets is excessive, but it is more the exception than the rule. Most websites with age limitations like that only require a parent's email address. This shouldn't really be too much to ask.
Really the only benefit to removing the age limit would be a little more fun. All the benefits of help or tips on the game that the Con brought up could be found other places online without age limits.
It is better to be safe than sorry when safety comes so easily.
MissUndomiel forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by Magic8000 3 years ago
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