What is the Right Age for Email?



Kids are learning and exposed to technology at a very young age. So it’s natural for kids to ask if they can have an e-mail account. But what is the right age for your child to start having an e-mail account?

The exact answer will vary depending on several factors. Having an e-mail account comes with some responsibility. How can you assure that they will stay safe?

Many parents will set-up rules with their children when they decide to allow their child to have an e-mail account. Parents can have concerns about who is contacting their child, content of spam and who their child is contacting. Implementing a lot of rules can be effective, but with built in safety tools that Kids Email offers it can make things very simple for both you as the parent and your child.

Some of the great tools Kids Email offers are:

  • No Spam or Advertising
  • Choose for children to only get e-mails from those that you put in their contact list.
  • Copy on all incoming/outgoing messages if you choose.
  • Block bad words, and images.
  • Block individual senders

With the built in features, children can safety use e-mail while giving parents peace of mind. Having an e-mail account is a responsibility and a privilege.

Is there a right age for e-mail? In all honesty it depends on the child. Kids Email has had users get their first e-mail address as early as age 5. Parents find once a kid is interested and responsible they are usually willing to allow their children to have an e-mail account. It’s a great way for many kids to stay in contact with Grandparents or family. We invite you to try Kids Email for Free and see if your kids are ready and enjoy having an e-mail address!



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About Jennifer McDonnow

Administrative Assistant at KidsEmail.org. She is the content writer of Kids Email blog and helps manage their social media accounts. Being a mom of two, she finds it important to provide helpful content to other parents in hopes to help in keeping more kids safe online.

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