How are child accounts different from regular accounts?

Some features are restricted or modified on child accounts to help protect a child’s privacy.  You can learn more about these restrictions here. A few of the most notable differences are:
  • Any parent who creates a child account becomes the child’s permanent coach.
  • A child cannot enter certain information (e.g., email, full name) in their profile, nor can they make their profile public.
  • A parent account has the option of disabling other coaches from gaining access to the child’s Khan Academy progress information.
  • A parent manages the child’s password and can change it at any time for any reason.
  • A child cannot post public messages in discussion forums.

Child account maintenance is reserved solely for the use by a parent or legal guardian of a child. Violation of this policy may result in deletion of the account entirely.

Accounts created by logging in through Google Apps for Education have access to all of the site's features.


See also:

If my child is under age 13, what login options are there?
How do I add additional coaches for a child account?


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