Pre-teen Creates Kid-friendly Social Network

by VR Sreeraman on  January 5, 2013 at 7:15 PM Lifestyle News
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A tech-savvy 11-year-old from Florida, who was banned from logging onto Facebook, created his own kid-friendly social network.

Zachary Marks had lied about his age when he signed up on the social network, which requires a user to be at least 13 years old to set up an account.
 Pre-teen Creates Kid-friendly Social Network
Pre-teen Creates Kid-friendly Social Network

According to NBC's 'Today,' looking for an outlet for his social media needs, the now 12-year-old boy rejected other kid-oriented networks, deeming them as "childish," the New York Daily News reported.

Instead, Marks turned to his five siblings and together they created Grom Social.

According to KDSK-TV, his father, Darren, quickly realized the potential of the kid-oriented network, which requires children to get parental consent before they sign up.

Darren registered Grom Social as a company back in March and since launching this fall, about 6,800 members have signed up on the website. The site now gets about 6,000 page views daily.

Source: ANI

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