27 Jan '12, 1pm

Google Plus Promotes Network and New Security Features to Young Teens and Parents

Google Plus Promotes Network and New Security Features to Young Teens and Parents

On Thursday afternoon, Google+ announced that the rapidly growing social network is now available to teens ages 13 and up. Although minors can sign up for and use Google+, the social network also introduced new privacy and security changes designed to protect underage users. Bradley Horowitz, Google’s VP of products, said the following of the new target demographic in a Google+ post: “Teens and young adults are the most active Internet users on the planet. And surprise, surprise: they’re also human beings who enjoy spending time with friends and family. Put these two things together and it’s clear that teens will increasingly connect online.” The launch of the new Google+ Safety Center includes the following parental control features for teen accounts: Sharing Content— When a teen tries to share content with someone outside their circle, Google+ will encourage them to thin...

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