Definition of a Microsoft child account

How a child account is defined

At Microsoft, a child account is defined as any Microsoft account that’s affiliated with an adult Microsoft account when the age of the child or teen is less than the age of majority for his or her country. When this is the case, the child must be linked to an adult’s Microsoft account in order to participate in the Xbox Live service.

When it comes to managing a child’s privacy and online safety, Xbox One breaks the definition of “children” into three categories:

  • Young child: Anyone under the age of 8
  • Child: Ages 8 through 12
  • Teen: Ages 13 through 17 (or 19 in South Korea).

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