France move to require parental permission for child Facebook users

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The French government is to submit to parliament draft legislation on use of the internet which includes the rquirement of parental permission for under-16-year-olds to operate an account on social media including Facebook.

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Children under the age of 16 in France will have to seek parental approval to open an account on Facebook or any other social network, under a new draft bill put forward by the government, reports The Independent.