Question: Is WhatsApp suitable for 12 year olds?

The minimum age of use for WhatsApp is 16 years old. It had previously dropped to 13 years old but in April 2018 returned to 16, as a response to data-protection legislation. Like many age restrictions on social media apps, some children may choose ignore this and sign up for WhatsApp when theyre younger.

Is WhatsApp safe for 12 year olds?

Should your child be on WhatsApp? As long as your child is only connected to trusted people (and has some form of monitoring), this can be a relatively safe social app that echos the features of most other apps.

Why is WhatsApp 12+?

WhatsApp has an age rating of 16+ but as there is no age verification it would be easy for a child with a phone to sign up for an account without permission. WhatsApp is end-to-end encrypted meaning that only the sender and recipient can see the contents of a message.

What is the age limit on WhatsApp?

16 years old Since May 2018, the minimum age for using WhatsApp is 16 years old if you live in the European Union, including the UK. Prior to this, the minimum age was 13, which still applies for the rest of the world.

Why WhatsApp is not safe?

WhatsApp chats are protected by end-to-end encryption, which means no one can see your messages except the people you share them with. The instant messaging platform has alleged that tracing private messages would break end-to-end encryption and violate the citizens right to privacy. ...

Is WhatsApp ok for 11 year olds?

The minimum age of use for WhatsApp is 16 years old. It had previously dropped to 13 years old but in April 2018 returned to 16, as a response to data-protection legislation. Like many age restrictions on social media apps, some children may choose ignore this and sign up for WhatsApp when theyre younger.

How safe is WhatsApp 2020?

Because it uses end-to-end encryption, WhatsApp is inherently the safer option than other messaging apps. Yes, that includes Facebook Messenger, Instagram Messages, Snapchat, and even regular old iMessage.

Can police read WhatsApp messages?

On being asked why metadata shared by WhatsApp with law enforcement agencies is not enough for investigation purposes, Singh said that metadata is useful but has limitations since the police do not know the contents of a message and who sent it.

Is GBWhatsApp illegal?

Just like any other cloned version of the original app, using GB Whatsapp on your smartphone is illegal. Therefore, it is illegal to use and users must abstain from installing such apps on their smartphones. Facebook, the owner of the original Whatsapp app, regularly bans users who use these illegally modified apps.

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