Originally posted by Russ If you are 13, then it is not a problem. If you are younger, then you will need to leave, but may return when you are 13.
I am sorry if this appears unfair.
I'm over 13, but I just wanted to know how this works. I think it is a good idea though, it might somewhat solve some of the problems that everyone has been discussing on here. I think for the most part, the youngest we have is 12, so it shouldn't be to bad. What happens to the tournys, clans, and their regular games?
No dispute here: the www is often a murky world and we should all be supportive of anything designed to keep kids safe online.
One slight question was for younger members subscribed via a credit card: as you can't get one till 18, then are not credit card subscriptions an implicit indication of parental concent? Granted I can think of serval instances where this would not be true, but on the main it would cover most instances.
Originally posted by Toe One slight question was for younger members subscribed via a credit card: as you can't get one till 18
maybe credit cards, but check cards you can get before you are 18.
You can open a checking account at almost any age, and most accounts come with check cards (that work like credit cards).....at least here in the U.S.
I know that Russ has made his decision with the best interests of children at heart, so I support it. (Especially as I am over 13, Yay!!) But I really do hope that it won't be seen as a green light to infest the forums with more unsuitable material.
Please remember everyone, that anything said in the forums will be there to be read by kids as young as 13, as well as people who have their own grandchildren and even great-grandchildren, and the forums will be read by people from every nation across the globe ,all with a wide rainbow of beliefs. Let us please build a community where one day we will be proud to introduce those too young to join at the present time: and not see the absence of the very young as an excuse to pollute the air.
We all need to breathe in order to grow.
I think you should give them time to finsih their games, espicaially if they are a subscriber, and if they are in a clan.
Also if someone under 13 is in our clan how will we know they are gone?
Plus, it would be unfair fo rthose who have people under 13 in there clan, if they have to lose all there current games.
Leader of the Teen and Young Peoples Clan