On what basis can Google, Facebook, Tik Tok (to name a few) determine that the age of 13 is the age from which a person has all the privileges needed for the management of his account when the age of majority is 18 or 21, but not 13?
Family Link, provided by Google, is an application that allows you to add parental controls to a Google account to block access to websites and applications with mature content. However, it is indicated that it is not possible to monitor the account belonging to a person aged 13 and over. Ironically, it is not possible for a person under 13 to create an account. It is also indicated that the account of a person that is monitored by Family Link will be automatically removed from monitoring as soon as the person reaches the age of 13! According to Google, no parental control is possible with a child of 13 and over.
I agree that a child must be given more and more autonomy up to the age of majority but I wish to keep an eye on my child's digital behaviors to prevent dangerous situations he could put himself in, and to educate him on a few topics. I know that there are other ways to install parental controls, but I nevertheless ask myself the question why, according to Google (and Facebook, tik tok, etc.), can a minor person have the same privileges as a person of legal age regarding access to inappropriate content?