Sign up for Zoom for kids
People at least sixteen years old can create their own account on the Zoom services. Such are the limitations that its developers have imposed. It turns out that a student who is not a high school will not be able to register on his own, an error will appear at the very beginning of the procedure. The situation is very unpleasant, especially when the online lesson starts soon. Is it possible to register for schoolchildren in Zoom? Now we will deal with this issue.
At the stage of creating an account, you need to enter your date of birth. If the user is not yet 17 years old, he will see the following message:
This is an official restriction from the creators of the service. There are several ways to get around it:
- The conference organizer needs to contact Zooms’ support and register an account with the «Education» tariff plan. Its cost is $150. Mostly suitable for educational institutions. Details on this page.
- Slightly overestimate the age of the child so that the restriction does not apply to him.
- Refuse registration, because it is not required to connect to the meeting.
No one will check the accuracy of the data that is indicated when creating an account. At the first stage, enter a different date of birth (over 16 years old) and continue the procedure. Using this method, it will be possible to register two children in Zoom, but each child needs its own profile, with a separate email address.
If you plan to use Zoom for distance learning at school or college, then it is worth clarifying whether this option is acceptable for setting up an account.
To connect a video meeting, participants do not have to create their own account, you can bypass it altogether. It is enough to install the program on a computer or a mobile application on a phone and join the meeting using a link from the organizer or using an identifier.
More detailed information on using this function is described in a separate article.