We are committed to protecting children's privacy and have built security measures to protect children interested in using Khan Academy.
If a child under the age of 13 wants to create an account on Khan Academy, there are currently two options:
- Many schools use Google Apps for Education, which allows managed accounts that the school controls. These Google accounts can be given to students under the age of 13 and can be used to login to Khan Academy with full privileges.
- A child's parent or legal guardian can create a child account by first logging into the parent account and then visiting http://www.khanacademy.org/createchild. The parent account is automatically tied to the child account and will become his or her permanent coach. Some features are restricted on child accounts to help protect the child's privacy (e.g., default settings are for no additional coaches but settings can be changed from the Coach section). Parent accounts require email logins, but the child accounts associated with a parent account do NOT require separate email addresses.
If a child under the age of 13 attempts to create an account on Khan Academy, the page following the signup screen will prompt them to submit a parent's email address. We will notify the parent at that address with additional instructions to create the child account.