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By The YouTube Team

Recent events in the community made us want to offer a friendly reminder that all users must agree to and abide by our Terms of Use and Community Guidelines when they register for a YouTube account. This includes providing accurate registration info and being over the age of 13.

While we permit users between the ages of 13 and 17 to register for an account with parental permission, we do not allow children under the age of 13 to create an account. We understand that young people, when properly supervised by their parents, are capable of making valuable and significant contributions to the YouTube community, but we also respect the limitations in place to protect how personal information of people under the age of 13 can be stored and used. This is why YouTube, like many other websites, limits registration to people 13 and older.

The safety of all of our users is paramount to us, and we strongly encourage parents to help their children learn to use the Internet safely. For more information, please read our Safety Tips.

Thanks for your understanding,
The YouTube Team