At the core of the case is Facebook's own age limitation that bars under-13s from using the service. "It relies on children stating their correct age and it doesn't have any checks in place," his solicitor, Hilary Carmichael, said.
"My own personal view is that Facebook isn't suitable for under-18s, but the company isn't even able to uphold its own policy of keeping under-13s out. An age check, like asking for a passport number would be a simple measure for Facebook to implement."
The writ, lodged in Belfast High Court earlier this week, deems Facebook is guilty of negligence, and as such, has created a risk of sexual and physical harm to the child. Also, since the girl was in the voluntary care of the Northern Health and Social Care Trust when the images were posted, the trust was named as a defendant.
The girl had posted the material herself, and when her father found and shut down an original account, she simply created a new one and continued.
this dude stupid should of did parental control. My cousin tried to get facebook just to play game and the email she sign up with stated that she has to have permission from her parents to confirmed it's okay for her to sign up so they also email her parents to see if it's okay. It's not facebook fault it's his. What can Facebook do if his kid keep making account using fake date of birth. Well FB can banned the ip address if he doesn't want no one to login onto that site or he just block fb all togehter.. he needs to talk to his daughter before suing people. Asking for passaport my foot, no everyone travels and no why in hell am i going to show them my personal info like my driver's licenses or school id. Even if she create new email, it's his job to see what his own child doing online. I will never understand why parents allow their child to go online without seeing what they are doing online by themselves. social network shouldn't be for 17 and under? this not a porn site sorry dude and not sure why judge agrees with this fool. People lies to sign up for this all the time so how can they stop his child from making new accounts all the time? FB should just banned the ip account unlike the child knows how to change the ip address as well.