Predefined groups in phpBB3 include Registered COPPA users to include a screening process for "underage users" but what is the screening process? To ask the applicant to indicate if they were born after 27 July 2000? (if so, they are under 13) but hey, THEY CAN LIE!!The UK advertising watchdog has criticised the lax age verification systems used by websites such as Facebook, after finding that more than 80% of children lie about their age when using social media.
The Advertising Standards Authority uncovered the issue while conducting a survey assessing what kind of ads young people see and whether companies are sticking to the UK advertising code.
The survey found that 83% of the 11 to 15 year olds whose internet usage was monitored registered on a social media site with a false age.
Just over 40% of the children signed in stating they were over 18 years of age, with one even claiming to be 88.
Facebook is now coming under fire for doing exactly the same! They ask the applicant for their date of birth but this is deemed lax age verification
so instead of asking an applicant for their date of birth or " were you born before 27 July 2000?" what are social media sites supposed to do? your thoughts?
phpBB adds this to any application by a person "admitting" they were born "after 27 July 2000"
Please note that clicking submit will create your account. However it cannot be activated until a parent or guardian approves your registration. You will be emailed a copy of the necessary form with details of where to send it.