- How can parents give permission for their child to have a Khan Academy account?
- Who can see information about my child?
- How does Khan Academy protect students under 13 years old?
- What else can I do to protect my child’s privacy?
- Privacy considerations
- Khan Academy privacy principles
We care deeply about the privacy of all our users. Especially when it comes to protecting our younger learners, we want to make sure that they, and their parents, can focus on learning without worrying about misuse of their information. Accordingly, Khan Academy goes beyond what is required of it by law to provide numerous extra precautions for our younger learners, including restricting accounts for learners under the age of 13 (“Restricted Users”) to automatically block them from being able to post or disclose personal information, enabling parental controls, and working with prominent industry groups who are focused on the protection of children online. See the chart below for some specifics about how Restricted Users receive extra protection:
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- How does the Khan Academy protect young children from material that may be inappropriate for their age? My son is learning about Mesopotamia in school and I thought one of the videos about this subject might be interesting for him to watch. I decided to preview the video first and was so glad I did because it contained references to sexual situations (e.g. rape) which may be okay for older students, but definitely not for grade school students.
If there was a say for Khan Academy to have a guidance rating of the articles/videos, it would be most helpful. Also, if there was a way to filter out any videos that might contain inappropriate subject matter, that too would be most helpful.(19 votes)
- Thanks so much for this question, Renna. First, I'd like to commend you for reviewing the Mesopotamia video before allowing your son to watch it - you're clearly very engaged in his learning! As his parent, you know your son best and are in the best position to decide what's appropriate for him to watch.
When we partner with museums and other organizations to create videos for our site, the audience we have in mind is middle school and above. For elementary school students, you may find these Internet safety tips from Common Sense Media helpful: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/internet-safety-tips-for-elementary-school-kids.(18 votes)
- Is there a way to allow coaching between under 13s? I want to encourage peer to peer teaching.(9 votes)
- I don't think khan academy allows this. If they did, khan academy would have much more peer-to-peer sharing than adult-child sharing.(6 votes)
- I am setting up a class in my school, and giving the kids access to voluntary extension work. In adding students I need a parent's email address. What if the parents don't have an email address?
Dr Neil MacNeill Pincipal(3 votes)
- I wish to use Khan academy to support children's learning (especially grammar and maths) in my classroom / home learning. I teach year 6 in the UK so some areas do not link up with American content which I can manage as needed. However, for this reason and for reasons of potential access to some areas (e.g. biology) that I may not feel suitable is there any way to restrict child account access to only challenges that I set? This would certainly make use of the site much easier for me. Many thanks(4 votes)
- I have kids in my class that are under 13, with no email, that cannot reset password but have over 13 access so I can’t help.(2 votes)
- I am 12 years old and learning at khan academy, but it doesn't have age 12 in there. Can you please add age 12, please, please, please?(2 votes)
- Who are the coaches and can parents see who they are? Do they have public profiles eg. Linked in etc? Will parents be able to know if a coach has approached the child or the child connects with the coach?(1 vote)
- A coach is just another Khan Academy user who you and your child allow to be your child's coach. The Khan Academy website doesn't give a way for potential coaches to communicate with other Khan Academy account users they might coach. So if a potential coach does approach your child, it would have to occur outside of the Khan Academy website, and of course there's no way for Khan Academy to monitor that.
You can see who your child's coaches are by having your child log into his or her account, and clicking on the "coaches" tab. In addition, if you have your own Khan Academy account that's linked to your child account, you can look into various aspects of your child's learning activity (including a list of coaches) without the child being logged in. If you have it set up that way, you as a parent are automatically included as one of the child's coaches.(2 votes)
- My child already had a personal login under parent's name. To complete their assignment, we need to add my child to the school login for school assignments. How do I login - the system defaults to my parent account.(1 vote)
- Hi Mrs. Hackett,
If your child already has their own login, they will first need to login to their account and visit the Teachers tab on their profile. Here, they can enter their teacher's class code to join the teacher's class and access their assignments.