NeoGAF user “suikodan” claims that his Nintendo Network ID was deleted after Nintendo detected a Miiverse drawing from his underage niece.
After the drawing was made, the niece made sure to ask suikodan to include the message “Drawing made by my 10yo niece”. A week later, suikodan noticed an email stating that his Nintendo Network ID had been taken down. Nintendo’s reasoning? The company apparently said “a children need parental consent to create an Account online”.
The situation has since been resolved. After contacting a Nintendo customer service representative, suikodan was told that he would be able to download any titles attached to the account.
This story is almost too crazy to be true. But knowing how seriously Nintendo considers the online interaction of children and privacy, it’s certainly possible.
Just got a wonderful MiiVerse moment that turned into some trouble.
I got my 10yo niece at my place to play some Skylander Giants. She likes the game and I show her MiiVerse where people are drawing stuff about the game.
She likes to draw so she asked me if she could add a drawing of a character in the game.
Just for fun, she asks me to specify that she drew it so I write “Drawing made by my 10yo niece”. No harm there.
That was last week.
Today I receive an email saying that my NNID got deleted because “a children need parental consent to create an Account online”.
I spoke to a rep which was very competent and assured me that I would get funds back to redownload any games (had 1) attached to the account. No problem here.