Question of the Day: What is the minimum age requirement to create a LinkedIn account?

Mar 31, 2021
Question of the Day, Career

Answer: Must be at least 16 years old


  • What is LinkedIn and why might it be important for your career?
  • What is one feature of LinkedIn that may be helpful for your future? Why?
  •  Even if you are under 16 or do not have a LinkedIn profile, why is it important to be familiar with LinkedIn and how it's used?

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Behind the numbers (LinkedIn):

“Minimum Age” means 16 years old. However, if the law requires that you must be older in order for LinkedIn to lawfully provide the Services to you without parental consent (including using of your personal data) then the Minimum Age is such older age."



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About the Author

Mason Butts

After graduating from UCLA with a Master's in Education, Mason spent 5 years as a science educator in a South Los Angeles public high school. He is committed to supporting the holistic growth of all students and empowering them to live a life of relational, academic, and financial success. Now settled in the Bay Area, Mason enjoys facilitating professional developments and partnering with educators as they prepare students for a bright financial future. When Mason is not building curriculum or planning a training, he can be found cycling, trying new foods, and exploring the outdoors.