Is 13 Old Enough?
For the last few months, I’ve confidently told administrators “Don’t worry, you don’t really have to fret about the decision of whether or not to block ChatGPT because it’s limited to 18 and over.” They breathed a sigh of relief, but that relief was short-lived . . .
In early March, OpenAI changed its terms of service. It now says “You must be at least 13 years old to use the Services. If you are under 18, you must have your parent or legal guardian’s permission to use the Services.” Now, of course, we know that kids under 18 and, heck, under 13, have been on ChatGPT already, but now those 13-18-year-olds are actually permitted to be. With that said, your schools’ privacy policies – and CIPA, COPPA, and FERPA laws – probably mean that you can’t encourage students to use it yet. However, the main message remains the same – we have to prepare our learners for a world where they interact with AI regularly.
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