Nintendo has announced via Miiverse that it intends to block Miiverse friend requests for those gamers aged twelve and under. This basically means that Wii U users under the age of thirteen can still befriend others, although not exchange messages with them through Miiverse. Younger users can make friends on Wii U outside Miiverse by entering each other’s Network IDs in the friend list on the HOME menu There were a number of changes to Miiverse yesterday, which you can check out here.
“For the protection of younger users, direct friend requests are not possible in Miiverse for users aged 12 and under,” reads a new section of the console’s Miiverse Code of Conduct”
“At the same time, younger users can make friends on Wii U outside Miiverse by entering each other’s Network IDs in the friend list on the HOME menu.”
“We encourage younger users to make friends on Wii U only if they are friends in real life (such as friends from the same school or neighbourhood). Therefore, do not attempt to exchange your Nintendo Network ID with other users on Miiverse.”