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Can my friend's son use it?

I have a friend who has a son around 14 years old. He has really a very good writing ability. He got the first prize many times on writing essays and short stories. And he now wants to start a blog with his own author name. He wants to write about Book Reviews For Teens. Now I can set up his blog but will it be legal for him to install Adsense on his site. I know the payee name should be above 18 plus. So I think we'll give his father's name there. And the taxes, payments everything will be issued by my friend. Only the writing, blogging and designing will be done by his son of 14. WILL IT BE LEGAL? Or, he will be required to hide his details in the 'About Me' page and give his father's name to go on...

Will be glad if you reply quickly.

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I suggest you have the boys Father apply for the account, not you. You can't set up an account using his dad's name - that's a matter for his dad to handle because his father will be the one responsible for paying taxes on the earnings, and be the one responsible for everything to do with the account. That means, his dad will need to read all the information and understand what he's getting into, before he agrees to it.

If his father sets up the adsense account, it's fine - the boy doesn't have to "hide" anything, however, the boy should also read ALL the program policies and webmaster guidelines and understand the requirements associated with being a publisher. These rules must be followed, and he'll need to understand what is allowed on his blog, how to look after his adsense account, how to protect it, what not to do, etc. That's something not to be lightly, and given that he's only 14, he'll need to be especially careful that he does understand it.

It's very important in keeping an adsense account that all of this is understood by all parties involved.

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Thank you very much for your prompt reply. That's what I wanted to know! :)
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