The AV sector is developing methods to estimate ages below 18, including facial analysis. Already one provider has developed a solution that is accurate to within two years of the actual age. It is also possible to ask parents to vouch for their children’s age, or indirely through solutions designed to secure parental consent.
It is already possible to check as each registered user turns 18, or creates an account claiming to be 18 or older, that they are being truthful. Using an AVPA member to conduct this check would allow platforms to identify a subset of their users who are verified as over 18 to the industry standard (PAS1296).