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Privacy considerations

Your privacy and your child’s privacy is of utmost importance. No one has access to your data or your child’s data unless explicitly given permission. Our site is free to use, and completely free of ads and spam so that each learner can focus on learning.

There are 3 places that are affected by privacy settings:

1) Profile

A student's username, avatar, background, and bio are visible to the public. This can be edited from the Learner home by selecting the student's username.
Any other public profile information can be added, edited, or deleted at www.khanacademy.org/settings. For child accounts (users under 13 years of age), these options are suppressed.

2) Community forums

For child accounts (for users under 13 years of age), posting in discussion forums is not an option.
For accounts users over 13 years old and Google Apps for Education accounts, any postings in forums are public to all users. You can view all user postings by visiting their profile and clicking “Discussions” in the left hand column.

3) Learning data

Progress of your child’s learning is only available to their coaches. For child accounts, parents can select whether to allow for coaches other than the parent account.
For all accounts, the learner must accept a coach request in order for a coach to have access to their data. All the data a learner sees is available to their coach.
For more on our Privacy Policy visit:
  • Our tutorial which explains our student privacy policy.
  • Our official privacy policy for all users of Khan Academy.

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  • blobby green style avatar for user elvid
    I tried many times to change my parent email because that email will be soon deleted, but i can't make it. How do i do to change it please?
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  • blobby green style avatar for user Elly Anderson
    My kids username keeps saying its unvalid and will not let me put in any other username?
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  • blobby green style avatar for user MariaB
    How do we change an account that has been created for one of our students that is younger than 13? I want to add coaches and it is requesting parental permission and I am not sure that the parents have ever signed in.
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  • blobby green style avatar for user Tammy Goldring
    I'd like to know where I can send a letter home to the parents for my students in 2nd grade to start using Kahn Academy. I realized I created a class without sending home letter to parents first.
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  • blobby green style avatar for user Jennifer Schaefer
    We started a student account for my son a couple years ago using my email address but now I want to change this account to a teacher/parent account and add my daughter as well. I would like both my son's and daughter's accounts to be under my parent/ teacher account. How can I do this? Thank you.
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  • blobby green style avatar for user Kurt
    If I made a mistake by using a first and last name of a child for their username, then fixed that username with a pseudonym under "settings", is the old user name completely gone, or do I need to worry that their information is still out there, vulnerable to misuse?
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