We asked parents how easy they thought it would be for a child to pretend to be older in order to sign up to Pinterest, and whether they had to verify their phone number or email address. Based on these answers, Pinterest has received a neutral rating for its sign up process.
Here are some of the things parents said:
- “It was very easy but no verification of any kind. Got straight in after entering my email address.” – Mother of 7 and 11 yr olds
- “Let me access all content after entering an email address and my age. Although a validation email was sent, it didn't need to be validated before I was on the site.” – Father of an 8 yr old