Keep your child safe on Yahoo Answers

We know how important family is so we made it easy to keep your children safe while online. By updating their profile settings and following our child safety recommendations, you can rest easy knowing their personal info is protected and safe. Please know children under the age of 13 are not permitted to ask or answer questions on Yahoo Answers.

Use an avatar

Using a generic avatar is a safer alternative to posting a real, identifiable photo.

Use a nickname

By creating a nickname without any personally identifiable information, your child's real Yahoo ID is safe and won't appear when they ask or answer a question.

Limit contact from others

It's best to restrict your child from emailing and instant messaging other users. If you do allow it, however, keep the following in mind.

  • Email - If you allow your child to communicate with others via Yahoo Answers email, we won't reveal their email address.
  • Instant messaging - If you enable IM communications, the instant message ID will be seen publicly on the profile page.

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