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Create a Google Account for a kid under 13

You can create a Google Account for your kid under 13, and manage it using Family Link. With Google Accounts, kids get access to Google products like Search, Chrome, and Gmail.

Create an account

Create an account in the Family Link app

You need to be part of the Family Link early access program to create an account for a kid under 13 in the Family Link app.

It takes about 15 minutes to create your kid's Google Account.

  1. Open the Family Link app Family Link.
  2. In the top right, tap Create Create.
  3. Follow the instructions on screen to create the account.
  4. When you're done, a confirmation will show on the screen.
Create an account when you set up an Android device

Follow these steps to create a Google Account for your kid under 13 when you're setting up a device running Android 7 or up.

It takes about 15 minutes to create your kid's Google Account and set up their Android device.

  1. Follow the instructions on screen to set up the device.
  2. When you're asked to sign in with your Google Account, tap More options and then Create new account.
  3. Enter your kid's name, birthday, gender, email address, and password.
  4. You'll see a "Link your account to a parent" screen. From here, follow the instructions to sign in with your own Google Account, provide parental consent, and pick your kid's settings.

Troubleshoot problems

I want to manage an existing Google Account with Family Link

Currently, you can’t manage existing Google Accounts with Family Link. We've heard from many people that they'd like to do this, and we're currently exploring options.

I want to delete an existing Google Account, then recreate it in Family Link

Gmail addresses can only be used once. If you delete an email address, you won't be able to reuse it later.

My kid has a Google Account through their school

You can add their school account as another user on their Android device. However, Family Link parental supervision features won't apply to that account.

I want to manage a Google Account for my kid who is over 13

You can only manage Google Accounts for kids who are under 13.

If your kid over 13 wants a Google Account, they can create their own account.

I was charged a fee to set up my kid's account

Google charges a $0.30 nonrefundable fee each time you create a Google Account for a kid to confirm that you're giving parental consent. Parental consent is legally required by the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

There are no other fees for creating an account for a kid under 13.

 

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