We asked parents how easy they thought it would be for a child to pretend to be older in order to sign up to Steam, and whether they had to verify their phone number or email address. Based on these answers, Steam has received a neutral rating for its sign up process.
Here are some of the things parents said:
was very easy with my email address and I had a confirmation email.” – Mother
of a 17 yr old
linked it to my Facebook account, so it was very easy. Soundcloud is working on
the premise that the info I've submitted to Facebook is true (i.e. my age,
gender, etc.).” – Mother of a 9 yr old boy