We asked parents how easy they thought it would be for a child to pretend to be older in order to sign up to Twitter, and whether they had to verify their phone number or email address. Based on these answers, Twitter has received a neutral rating for its sign up process.
Here are some of the things parents said:
- “Apart from choosing a user name, it was very easy to sign up. With a valid email address, you can sign up as anybody. Absolutely no measures in place to verify ID or age.” – Father of a 13 yr old girl
- “I’m quite happy with the registration system. It was easy to understand and follow and gave full information.” – Mother of a 10 yr old girl