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Zoom out: How kids keep parents from controlling their phones

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Children are getting savvier at hiding their digital footprint from their parents, AP’s Martha Irvine reports.

Why it matters: Many social media sites require a sign up age of 13 years old or older. Electronic devices — phones, tablets and iPods — are in the hands of children earlier than that and kids fake their age to access the plethora of apps that parents aren’t in the know about.