Infographic: Over one third of kids on Facebook are under 13 years old

Kid on FacebookFor the 48 percent of parents that think the minimum required age for a Facebook account should be even higher, this is one scary statistic. A survey of 1,000 parents conducted by Facebook monitoring tool MinorMonitor found that 38 percent of kids on Facebook are under 13 years old--the current minimum age requirement for kids on the network. That's not even the half of it.

The company also found out the 40 in every 1,000 kids on Facebook are 6 years old or younger, based on responses to its survey. The question then shouldn't be, "Do many kids that young even know how to use a web browser?" but rather, "Do many kids that young even know the ins and outs of social networking safety?" We highly doubt it.

MinorMonitor also found that a whopping 74 percent of parents are concerned about their kids' safety on Facebook, with sexual predators being a concern of 56 percent of those mommies and daddies. And if you ask folks like Charles Conway, social games like The Sims Social can be a haven for folks of that ilk. Well, at least 51 percent of parents monitor their kids' Facebook use by logging into their account. Check the infographic in full below.

[Via Mashable]

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