[IAEP] Gmail & other Google TOS
yamaplos at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 23:40:06 EDT 2011
I am unsure if at any moment we have been encouraging kids to have a
google account. I do recall there was a very useful Gmail Activity,
which eventually was not part of Sugar anymore. I apologize if this has
been dicussed earlier.
Anyway, I just learned that Google appears to take as a serious breach
of their TOS if an under-13 uses their services, to the point of
deleting their data, etc.
So far it is probably mostly a don't ask don't tell kind of thing, but
there are some pathetic horror stories around, of kids that had their
stuff locked. I wonder if something similar happens with blogger and such?
Should we warn our users? When signing up for Google I do not recall
having it ask my age, though I guess it was part of the TOS you're
supposed to read and you agree to anyway... Maybe I did, but anyway,
there you go.
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