We asked parents how easy they thought it would be for a child to pretend to be older in order to sign up to Reddit, and whether they had to verify their phone number or email address. Based on these answers, Reddit has received a neutral rating for its sign up process.
Here are some of the things parents said:
- “All I was asked for was an email account and a username/password. There was no age check or age warnings etc. It took a couple of minutes to go through the process.” – Father of a 17 yr old boy
- “Very easy. No DOB check but you can browse the website without logging in anyway.” – Father of 7 and 9 yr olds
- “There was no question about age. All it took was an email address, a request to subscribe to a few topics and then to make a unique user name and password.” – Mother of an 8 yr old boy