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Old 01-28-2010, 10:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Noodle22 View Post
True. I was just wondering if we would try to implement the same.

I've seen threads started where it is requesting High School kids for friends, and when they get threatened with the thread being closed down they state that you can be 18/19 in highschool.

I'm worried about legal implications of users trying to pick up minors and the site not trying to prevent it.
There is no practical or enforcable way to prevent this for reasons already noted above. The only laws I know of about underage users applies to under 13, that is COPPA. Also historically website owners have not been held liable for this kind of thing. Do you recall the case of the girl who committed suicide after being bullied on MySpace? MySpace was not held liable and even the woman who created the fake profile to bully the girl was not held criminally responsible.

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