Stack Exchange Terms of Service have a minimum age of 13 to use the site. This comes from US federal law COPPA - Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

If a user self-identifies as under 13, what should I as a SE user do? What do mods do?

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    Should implies moral obligation. While you can report such a user to a moderator, the answer to your question is nothing because age discrimination is morally impermissible.
    – bjb568
    Nov 24, 2016 at 21:55

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Ref. Are moderators required to report users younger than 13?

In a nutshell, as a SE user, you bring it to a moderator's attention, the moderator then brings it to a community manager's attention.


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