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.