Now Google+ has changed the age requirements in order to bring the more and more Google Account user to Google plus.There are most of the countries where you need to be at list 13 years old to create a Google Account and join Google+ but there are three exceptions Spain, South Korea, and Netherlands where age limit is 14 or older, 14 or older, 16 or older (respectively) and Google plus required to be at least 18 years old to "upgrade" your account.
People from teen’s circles can only trigger the comments and the notifications on their public posts. In case if anyone outside from the circle of teens joins the hangout, Google plus will temporarily remove the teen form the hangout and give him or her a chance to join again.
Bradley Horowitz, Google’s VP of products, said:
Teens and young adults are the most active Internet users on the planet. And surprise, surprise: they’re also human beings who enjoy spending time with friends and family. Put these two things together and it’s clear that teens will increasingly connect online. Unfortunately, online sharing is still second-rate for this age group.
With this new opportunity teens can freely share the right things with the right people such as class mates, parents or close ties.
Bradley Horowitz said: With Google+, we want to help teens build meaningful connections online. We also want to provide features that foster safety alongside self-expression. Today we’re doing both, for everyone who’s old enough for a Google Account (13+ in most countries ).
One thing I like most about this new update for creating a Google account is that it doesn’t automatically create a profile and add user to Google+ if he and she is below that 18 years.