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How do I create child accounts?

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 If you're a parent and you already have a Khan Academy account, you can visit this page and click the Add a child button. (If you don't have an account for yourself yet, go to this link to create one.)

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Once you click Add a child, you will be asked if your child already has an existing account. Select yes or no based on your child’s situation and click the Next button.

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If your child has an existing account:

Enter your child’s email address into the email field and click the Send Invite button. Your child will receive an email invitation to link their account to yours. 

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If your child doesn’t have an email address, click My child doesn’t have an email address. You will be prompted to log out of your Khan Academy account and have your child log in. From here, your child can add your email address in their account settings.

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If your child doesn’t have an account:

If your child does not yet have a Khan Academy account, you will be prompted to create a new account by first entering your child’s date of birth.

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Your child's birthday is needed to determine permissions.  Accounts for students younger than 13 are managed by a parent to protect the child's privacy. You can find more information about accounts for students younger than 13 here.

If Your Child is Younger Than Age 13

You will be prompted to create a username and password for your child (note that the account is a restricted child account):

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Fill in the form and click Create to create the account.

If Your Child is Age 13 or Older 

You will be asked if your child has an email address.  If your child has an email address you may either send your child an invitation to join Khan Academy, or you could create the account for your child:

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If your child does not have an email address (or you choose to create the account yourself) you will get a form similar to the form if your child were younger than 13.

Multiple Children

If you have more children you can continue creating accounts now by clicking Add a child. You can also see the status of any email invitations you may have sent to your child’s email address. If you no longer wish to use a particular email to create an account for your child, you may delete your invitation at any time by clicking the red Delete invitation button.

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After Account Creation

After you have created your child account(s) you can return to your homepage and log out and your child can log into his/her account. 

Note: Always remember to log out of your account when you are done using it and teach your child to do the same! We frequently get reports of progress being made on the wrong account because parents or children forgot to log out.

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