Seventy Percent Say Asking User for Birth Date Is ‘Bogus’ Verification

IBOPE Zogby/Aristotle Poll: Majority Want Better Verification Controls Of Children's Access to Social Network Content


Seventy Percent Say Asking User for Birth Date Is 'Bogus' Verification

UTICA, NY--Adults express a preference for better controls on children's access to web content, such as better verification of a user's age, including parental notification by social networks  if a convicted sex offender has contacted a child.

The IBOPE Zogby interactive poll was conducted from August 2-4 for Aristotle, a political technology company. Aristotle offers a product called Integrity, which is a suite of widely accepted identity and age verification solutions. Integrity provides tailored solutions to both commercial and government sectors, and is the most comprehensive and cost-effective approach for age and identity verification available across multiple platforms.

Is simply asking a website visitor to enter a date of birth showing they are at least 18 a bogus form of 'age verification'?

Response

%

Yes

70%

No

20%

Not sure

10%



If a social network learns that a convicted sex offender has been contacting children on the site, should the operators of the social network warn the children's parents?

Response

%

Yes

84%

No

4%

Not sure

12%



Should social networks do more to verify the age of users before showing them advertisements promoting tobacco, alcohol, gambling, or pharmaceuticals?

Response

%

Yes

57%

No

26%

Not sure

17%


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