MCMC urges vigilance: Parents reminded to ensure kids under 13 stay off social media

Social media applications on a mobile phone. — file pic

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, April 22: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is reminding parents to ensure that their children under the age of 13 do not have social media accounts.

As reported by the national news agency Bernama, Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil stated that the commission determined that it was inappropriate for children under 13 to use any social media.

Fahmi, who also serves as the unity government spokesman, emphasised that the majority of social media platforms have age restrictions that prevent teenagers from creating accounts.

“To parents who are here tonight, I relay a warning from the MCMC: children under 13 are not permitted to own TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, or any other social media account.

“Should there be such a case (of children under 13 having social media accounts), parents, please inform me, the MCMC… we will shut down the account,” he was quoted as saying in the news report.

The minister made the remarks during his speech at the Lembah Pantai Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House 2024, which was held at the IWK Eco Park@Lembah Pantai in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday (April 21). — DayakDaily