Simon Says wrote on May 23, 2019, 19:10:
Brazor wrote on May 23, 2019, 18:19:
Anyone can lie about their age online.
And that's a little problem that can easily be fixed with the right tools.
Issue a coded number on a card linked to your birth date only, with a personal PIN that you have to provide to verify your age online to every citizen.
Kids can "steal" the parent's card ( or memorize the code ), but without knowing the PIN, they're fucked.
The seller's system automatically checks the coded number against the birth date database, if you're not 18, it refuses to accept the order.
There, easy simple fix.
Sure the parent can give the PIN, but then he'd have to be aware of what is happening with the kid, leaving room for PARENTING to happen.
How is a seller going to know for sure if an adult is involved at all with 100% certainty? If someone wants to file charges against a game dev for selling to a minor, then they need to prove that the dev knew for sure who was at the device that made the purchase. The only way a company could do that is if they had access to a webcam or forward facing camera on a tablet. Which is a major privacy concern. That's if the camera exists in the first place......and the user doesn't have paper taped over it.
I would love to see more parents doing their job. Not going to happen any time soon.