Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes that 13 year olds should be allowed to access the social networking platform - for the sake of education.
Speaking during the NewSchools Venture Fund's Summit in California, Zuckerberg said that like health, retail and finance sectors, the education sector will be more social in the future Fortune reports.
“In the future, software and technology will enable people to learn a lot from their fellow students,” he said, adding that if students see their peers studying online, they will be encouraged to do the same.
And for this very reason, Zuckerberg believes children 13 year old or younger should be allowed to use social networking platforms like Facebook.
When asked if he had any plans in place for starting a new education service on the platform and how it would work, Zuckerberg said that because of the age restrictions, they had not yet started thinking about it.
“Because of the restrictions we haven't even begun this learning process," Zuckerberg said. "If they're lifted then we'd start to learn what works. We'd take a lot of precautions to make sure that they [younger kids] are safe."