A mini Mark Zuckerburg takes the age restrictions of Facebook as incentive to create his own social site for youth.
Grom Social is a brand new social networking site targeted for kids because it was created by a kid. According to Huffington Post, Zachary Marks was the brains behind this idea of a place to be social on the internet that is age appropriate.
Because you have to be 13 to join Facebook, Marks signed up with an alias and false age. After knowledge of his Facebook account, Marks was banned from the site by his parents. Stuck without a social site, he decided to ask his five siblings to help bring him back to the social networking world, but in a way that his parents would approve.
The Marks children set out to make a social networking site that was suitable and safe for youth. The site is a parents dream when there is so much danger on the internet. Grom Social is proactive with parents and practices strong privacy settings. Parents are notified by email of posts made by their children keeping them aware of what is going on without bothering their kids.
Grom is a “promising young individual, who is quick to learn”. And that is exactly what kids do on this site, learn. The site helps ease youth who are on the internet at an early age, into the social aspect of the web. Kids on the site also enjoy fun games, get help on their homework, chat with their friends, and learn about issues effecting youth today.
If you think the internet is speeding up the growth of youth today, send them to Grom Social for a taste at what being a fun kid today is all about.