YouTube Kids profile vs. Google Account for Kids

YouTube Kids profile

What is a YouTube Kids profile?

A YouTube Kids profile is a profile within a parent's Google Account. Profiles are available only when the parent is signed in to YouTube Kids with their Google Account. With the profile, the kid's search and watch history don't affect the parent's search history, watch history, or recommendations on other Google services.

When would I use this?

Profiles only work on YouTube Kids, so we recommend creating a profile if your kid only uses YouTube Kids. If your kid uses multiple Google services, we recommend you create a Google Account for kids under 13 (or the applicable age in your country) that is managed with Family Link.
Note that profiles and Google Accounts for kids are available only in certain countries.  

 Google Account for kids under 13

What is a Google Account for kids?

A Google Account for kids is a Google Account that you (the parent) create or manage for your kid under 13 (or the applicable age in your country) using Family Link.

When would I use this?

If you want your kid to have access to many Google products outside of YouTube Kids, such as Search, Chrome, and Gmail, you can create a Google Account for them.
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