Today, he tried to use Gmail, but found that his account was locked. A big scary message says that his account has been shut down because Google has discovered a Terms Of Service age violation. Not only is the account inaccessible, they also say that they will delete it in 29 days, unless he provides them with evidence that he is over 13 years old. All because he entered his date of birth when he created his Google Profile.
A parent is clearly not happy after her 10-year-old son’s Gmail account was locked for a Terms of Service violation. Apparently, Google is using the new Google+ platform to track down underage users. According to the blog post, a user must be age 13 to use any Google service (COPPA).