Minors on the site

Apr 2, 2016, 9:38 AM |

I was reading the 'terms and conditions' of the site and found this paragraph:


Minors & Children

Chess.com is concerned about the safety and privacy of all its users, particularly children. For this reason, parents or guardians of children under the age of 13 who wish to allow their children access to the Service must create an account that is maintained by a legal guardian of at least 18 years old and monitor the child's usage. By allowing a child access to your account, you also give your child permission to access all areas of the Service. Please remember that the Service is designed to appeal to a broad audience. Accordingly, as the legal guardian, it is your responsibility to determine whether any of the Service areas and/or Content are appropriate for your child.

We are all well aware of online safety for children - and also well aware of those 'individuals' using every nook and cranny of the internet to find their prey. This is a worry, as there are not many parents who really care about their children's online safety. It's so much easier for them to leave their children to their own devices - as that 'keeps them busy' and they don't have to entertain them. Many parents are also misinformed about the danger 'out there.' -#myrantfortheday