Snapchat Deletes Dozens Of Kids Off Of Its App In Britain Each Month, New Data Claims

In what is being described as some interesting details, Snapchat is kicking off dozens of children from its platform every month in Britain.

The data was shown by one of the country’s leading regulators who proved the news via its internal data, which was later observed by the likes of Reuters too.

On the other hand, it was seen how so many apps on social media including Instagram, TikTok, and Snap Inc have a requirement that users are at least 13 in age. Moreover, such restrictions are designed to better protect young kids’ safety and privacy.

The news comes moments before the country’s Online Safety Bill launches, which is designed to protect younger audiences on social media from viewing dangerous content like child porn.

Both TikTok and Snapchat were hence requested by the UK-based regulator how many such kids below the age of 13 ended up getting the boot from the platform in just a year’s time.

Meanwhile, data witnessed by Reuters proved how TikTok spoke to the regulator during April 2021 and 2022. During this period, it provide how it blocked around 180,000 accounts that were speculated of being underage in the UK each month. And that’s nearly 2 million during the one-year period.

In that same timeframe, we saw the team at Snap reveal how it deleted 60 accounts every month and the total came out to be 700 as a whole.

In the same way, a spokesperson for the firm revealed how such figures ended up misrepresenting the work scale that the app was busy with to prevent those below the age of 13 on the app.

For now, they are remaining hush on the matter and not providing more details that are specially linked to blocking features that this app has ended up taking.

It’s quite obvious how Snap takes such obligations very seriously and each month in the United Kingdom, they are blocking and deleting tens of thousands of attempts through underage individuals who hope to create such an account.

Other recent statistics from the firm point toward such social media platforms being awfully popular with those that are not the appropriate age. Kids end up setting accounts themselves, even if they aren’t the right age as per the app’s policy. The stats showed how such incidents were much greater for Snapchat as they were for TikTok, where the latter was making use of parents’ accounts quite frequently for access.

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