It is without a doubt that technology made for children is getting more and more mainstream. There are apps made specially for toddlers and young kids, special tablets, headphones, and even smartwatches, just to name a few, and it looks like Google would like to join in as well. It has been reported that Google is working on web services specially catered for kids below 13 years old.
Currently, children below the age of 13 are not allowed to sign up for a Google account, but according to The Information and The Wall Street Journal, the internet giant plans on changing things. Google is reported to be working on a safe way for children to access its internet services including YouTube, Gmail and even the search engine.
You know how kids tend to lie just so they can register for web services such as Google, Facebook and Twitter? Well, with this, it means that parents can sign up for a Google account for their kids so these kids are “legally” online, and parents can control their usage. According to the informant who told The WSJ the news, parents will also be able to filter out what information Google is allowed to collect, you know, so they can give you a more personalized advertisement.
So, are you looking forward to an internet space made just for kids below 13?