WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- Facebook is testing out ways to allow younger kids on its site. And that has some groups concerned.
"Yeah, to be honest they do (have Facebook), like children from 10 years old, they already have Facebook," said 12-year-old Kaye Dela Cruz.
Even though Facebook bans children under 13, millions of them have created profiles on the site by lying about their age.
"I don't talk to strangers on Facebook, but my siblings are in the Philippines so I can (use it to) communicate with them," said Dela Cruz.
Facebook is developing technology that would allow kids under 13 to use the social-networking site under parental supervision. One possible tool is connecting children's accounts to their parents' accounts. Parents may also control whom their children can friend and the apps they use.
"It's too corrupt," said Nynetta Adams, a parent. "It's not for kids, the bullying, he said she said, it's not for kids."
A study by Microsoft Research showed that 36 percent of surveyed parents knew that their kids joined Facebook before the age of 13. Some child advocacy groups argue that kids have no place on Facebook at all.
"Kids have a different Internet experience," argued Colby Zintle, a spokeswoman for Common Sense Media. "They don't understand things like what's advertising and what's content... what they can say on Facebook that may or may not hurt them in the long run."
In a statement, Facebook says it is in ongoing dialogue with stakeholders, regulators and other policymakers about how best to help parents keep their kids safe online.