21 Aug Children May Have Difficulty Understanding Social Media TOS
A research by online privacy site BestVPN.com shows that the Terms and Conditions of most popular social media sites are too difficult for children to comprehend, and they might not necessarily be aware of how much data they will be sharing by using the service.
The study said that the legalese used by sites like Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, and WhatsApp is well above the reading level of their young users.
Each platform’s TOS were tested using the Flesch Reading Ease Formula. Instagram got the lowest score at 35.66, while WhatsApp got the highest at 44.01. A college-level reading comprehension would be needed for anything that falls between 30-50.
Source: International Business Times