Minimum age to get a LDS Account, youth posting pictures

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Minimum age to get a LDS Account, youth posting pictures

Postby boozer » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:49 pm

There are posts about children’s pictures in the directories. All of these seem to assume only adults will upload pictures for the directory.

What is the minimum age to setup an LDS account? I believe it is any baptized member, even those “not accountable.”

Is the person authorizing each picture uploaded to the ward/stake directory, supposed to verify the age of each member submitting a picture and then contact the legal guardian of the non-adult member submitting a picture?

An example of a thread discussing youth pictures and safety practices:
https://tech.lds.org/forum/showthread.php?4771-primary-kids-pictures-on-ward-website...Safe

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Postby allenblodgett » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:46 am

From my understanding, the only people allowed to upload a photograph to the site are the heads of household. So, it is really up to the parents whether or not they want to do that.

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Postby jdlessley » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:54 am

AllenBlodgett wrote:From my understanding, the only people allowed to upload a photograph to the site are the heads of household.
Since my wife can upload photos this is not correct for adults. I do not have minor children, or any children at home, so I cannot verify if there is an age limit for children.
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Postby techgy » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:57 pm

boozer wrote:There are posts about children’s pictures in the directories. All of these seem to assume only adults will upload pictures for the directory.

What is the minimum age to setup an LDS account? I believe it is any baptized member, even those “not accountable.”

Is the person authorizing each picture uploaded to the ward/stake directory, supposed to verify the age of each member submitting a picture and then contact the legal guardian of the non-adult member submitting a picture?

An example of a thread discussing youth pictures and safety practices:
https://tech.lds.org/forum/showthread.php?4771-primary-kids-pictures-on-ward-website...Safe


According to recent response from the LDS Account Administrator there is no minimum age to acquire an LDS Account.
No mention was made of any age limits on uploading photos, however, I suppose that the Bishop of each ward could make his own policies if desired.
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Postby russellhltn » Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:48 pm

techgy wrote:I suppose that the Bishop of each ward could make his own policies if desired.


He might be able to make policy, but he'd have to assign someone to "patrol" for compliance. I don't think he's able to set it in the system.
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Postby techgy » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:21 pm

RussellHltn wrote:He might be able to make policy, but he'd have to assign someone to "patrol" for compliance. I don't think he's able to set it in the system.


Agreed. Compliance would need to be handled by some sort of monitoring.
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Postby eblood66 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:37 pm

boozer wrote:Is the person authorizing each picture uploaded to the ward/stake directory, supposed to verify the age of each member submitting a picture and then contact the legal guardian of the non-adult member submitting a picture?


According to the Upload Guidelines that are shown when you go to upload pictures it says (among other things):[INDENT]
All individuals in the photo have given their consent to its posting. If an individual is a minor, the minor's parent or legal guardian must grant consent.
[/INDENT]I would assume that approvers should also ensure that this is true of photos they approve (whatever the source of the picture). I don't know how difficult that is though. I've only had one photo to approve and I don't remember if the system tells you who uploaded the picture.

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Postby dobrichelovek » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:51 pm

Minimum age is 8. My 6-year old was disappointed that the 8-year-old could have an account and she could not. :) The message stating that 8 is the minimum age didn't specify whether baptism was a requirement. I'll have to wait a little while before I can verify that question.

8-year old account doesn't seem to have the ability to upload anything or edit household. I don't know when that would kick in. Does a teen account have that ability?

Is this the youngest LDSAccount currently in the church? :)

Anyway, I hope it helps address your questions.

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Postby mevans » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:59 pm

This thread is starting to answer a question I have. It's nearing being two years old. Has anyone made any conclusions? Is the requirement baptism and 8 years old, or just 8 years old to create an LDS Account? Has anything changed in these requirements since this post?

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Postby jdlessley » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:16 pm

I can't address the LDS Account question. But the age limit for uploading photos is supposed to be 18. Currently there are bugs preventing 18 year-olds from managing their profile. It is being worked on.
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