Children's Privacy & Family Accounts
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Yahoo Privacy

To find out how Yahoo treats your personal information, please visit our Privacy Policy. This page describes current Yahoo practices with respect to this product. Information on this page may change as Yahoo! adds or removes features.

Parents of Children Under 13

Please read the Children’s Privacy and Family Accounts Privacy Module for more information about our privacy practices for children under 13.

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Children's Privacy & Family Accounts

Yahoo Family Accounts allow a parent or legal guardian to give consent before their child under 13 creates an account with Yahoo. A child is someone who indicates to us that they are under the age of 13.

  • When Yahoo has knowledge that a child under age 13 is attempting to register with Yahoo, we ask the child to have a parent or guardian create a Yahoo Family Account to obtain parental permission.
  • To create a Family Account for your child who is under 13, please go to the Yahoo Registration page on your desktop computer and fill out the form with your child's date of birth and other requested information. After clicking the "I Agree" button to submit the registration, you will be prompted to grant permission for your child and link their account to yours.
    • If you do not already have an account on Yahoo, you will be allowed to create one for yourself. You must have your own Yahoo account before you, as a parent, can give consent for your child under 13 to register with Yahoo.
  • To create a Family Account, we do require you to verify that you are the parent or legal guardian of the child by providing Yahoo with a valid credit card. Yahoo will charge you 50 cents to create a Yahoo ID for your child.
    • Please note that Yahoo charges this amount to help confirm that a parent or legal guardian is involved and Yahoo will donate a portion of that charge to charity.

Information Collection, Use, Sharing and Disclosure Practices

  • Please refer to the Information Collection and Use and Information Sharing and Disclosure sections in our Privacy Policy for information about how Yahoo collects and uses personal information.
  • When your child uses Yahoo products and services, Yahoo and our partners collect and use personal information about your child. This information may include (but is not limited to) name, gender, birthdate, geolocation information, search queries, mobile device identifier, mobile phone number, alternative email addresses, contacts, contact information (including online contact information), nicknames and aliases, physical address, IP address, other persistent identifiers, and any other information your child may share with us or our partners, such as photos, videos or audio files that contain your child's image or voice.
  • Your child may disclose this or other information to Yahoo, our partners, or the public when using our and our partners' products and services.
  • Yahoo and our partners may use cookies and web beacons to collect information from your child, including on every page of our website and in all of our products and services, which may occur on other websites. You can read more about how we collect, use and disclose user information in our Privacy Policy.
  • Our partners are an integral part of our service, and our partners may collect information from your child, as indicated above. Please read our Third Parties Module for more information about these partnerships and information collected by our partners.
  • Your child may have access to and use of all of Yahoo's products and services, including Mail, Messenger, Answers, mobile apps, Flickr, Search, Groups, Games, and others. To learn more about our privacy practices for specific products, please visit the Products page of our Privacy Policy.
  • Yahoo does not contact children under age 13 about special offers or for marketing purposes without a parent's permission.
  • Yahoo does not ask a child under age 13 for more personal information, as a condition of participation, than is reasonably necessary to participate in a given activity or promotion.

Practices Regarding Your Ability to Update or Delete Information

  • Your child's account is different than your account. You will need to sign in as your child to review or make changes to their account.
  • You entered or reviewed your child's ID and password when you provided your consent for the creation of your child's account. If you have forgotten your child's ID and password or have trouble accessing the account, please use our account recovery tool.
  • You may revoke your consent to Yahoo and our partners' collection, use, and disclosure of your child's personal information at any time, by signing into your child's account and then visiting our Account Deletion page. If you delete your child's account, we will delete existing personal information we have about your child and we will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose further personal information from or about your child. Some site usage data may remain on our logs. Click here to learn more about the types of information that may remain after your child's account has been deleted.


This page describes current Yahoo practices with respect to this particular service. This information may change as Yahoo revises this service by adding or removing features or using different service providers. To find out how Yahoo treats your personal information, please visit our Privacy Policy.