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Am i the only one sneaking around parents to learn this!!!?

8th Jul 2018, 10:45 AM
Tech-Ten Guys
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Why must you? Its not like its a game or something! I’m sure you pr parents will consent.
8th Jul 2018, 11:36 AM
👑 Prometheus 🇸🇬
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USA laws require parental consent to use a website for children younger than 13. In order to avoid that hassle, SoloLearn requires that all members be 13 or older. It was documented in the terms of service you agreed to in order to become a member. Along with all kinds of other rules about using this site that many claim to not know. The main reason you should actually read stuff before agreeing to it as your agreement to it makes it a legal contract between you and them. If you make a billion dollar game, but agreed to their owning all of your code, you'd likely lose in court.
8th Jul 2018, 11:24 AM
John Wells
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John Wells & Janning⭐ thanks for pointing it out. I never thought that this might be reason behind "13+"
8th Jul 2018, 11:43 AM
Yugabdh
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Why would your parents care if you use SL??? Anyway... You're 15. You're old enough to make your own choices, most of which you'll regret round about your mid 20s. Tell your parents and tell them there's nothing they can do to change _who_ you are, even if they take all your tech away (phone/PC/tablet/etcetera). Don't _sneak_ behind parents' backs, then you're wrong. Be calm but firm. The chances are they won't care if you told them. Unless you have a weird culture or religion. If so, be firm. You're not them. If you're assaulted verbally or physically then lay a charge at your nearest police station.
8th Jul 2018, 11:58 AM
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WeW we need to be at least 13 for this app ? lol I never knew this. why is that even some adventure games just need to be 5+ this app is far more better than that.
8th Jul 2018, 11:03 AM
Yugabdh
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dude even i didn't know that until now...
8th Jul 2018, 11:04 AM
Tech-Ten Guys
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Websites accessible to children under age 13 in the United States must follow the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). It applies if there is any chance of collecting personal information (of children) and is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission. Resources: https://www.sololearn.com/Terms-of-Use/ https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/complying-coppa-frequently-asked-questions It's mostly to help parents protect their kids from creepers. Also, if you ever apply for errors & omissions insurance, sometimes the application form will ask if you advise your clients about these sorts of things (like having a terms of use and other legal disclaimers requiring click-wrap). I'm not an attorney, so I tell my clients to go talk to an attorney about those things. Just FYI.
8th Jul 2018, 11:19 AM
Janning⭐
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Hi Tech-Ten Guys, Strange question. If you are under 13 years old and are using SoloLearn without parental consent, you are breaking the Terms of Use, which is grounds for account suspension. If you are at least 13 years old, then I would recommend persuading your parents of the benefits of learning how to program so you don't have to sneak around them. My opinion.
8th Jul 2018, 10:58 AM
Janning⭐
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I'm 15 anyway
8th Jul 2018, 10:59 AM
Tech-Ten Guys
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Cool. So put those leadership skills to the test! 😋
8th Jul 2018, 11:00 AM
Janning⭐
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Yep! Thanks man!
8th Jul 2018, 11:01 AM
Tech-Ten Guys
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