Now the youngsters logging into the service are being greeted with the message:
”The Google account of (the person concerned) has been disabled. You will not be able to sign in to this account or use it to access any Google products or services. You do not meet the age requirements for a Google Account. This account will be deleted in 25 days unless the birthday you entered was incorrect and you submit proof that you are 13-years-old or older.”
By insisting the report the internet-service company revealed that the age restrictions are in place in all countries as it was their own policy decision. However, the move came in limelight and got implemented along with the Google and its services because of the issue of “offensive content”.
Google said it began to require new users in India to enter their dates of birth between six months and a year ago. “In the US, we began asking for age for new Google Account sign-ups about a year and a half ago, and we started requiring an age at sign-up in other parts of the world as well. Having a users’ age information helps us provide features like age-appropriate settings, which help keep kids safe online,” a company spokesperson said in response to an email query.
Yahoo Mail requires parents of under-18 users to consent to their registration.
Google admitted itself that offering online services to children to meet their regulatory necessities is “very complicated”.