How are child accounts different than regular accounts?

The parent or legal guardian of a child has the option of creating a “Child account” which is managed by the parent.   

Login with the parent account, and then go to to create a child account.

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

Note that accounts created by logging in through Google Apps for Education are not considered child accounts, and have unrestricted access to all of the site's features.

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