Apple OKs pre-teen iTunes accounts upon school request

Apple is allowing children under 13 to have their own iTunes accounts as part of a new push coming later this year to increase the use of its iPad in education.

Previously, iTunes accounts had officially been available only to users age 13 and older, something that could have hampered schools in their use of Apple technology for teaching young children.

But as of Thursday, Apple had updated its terms and conditions to reflect an upcoming program that will allow schools to create accounts for young children once they’ve obtained “verifiable parental consent.”

“This iTunes Service is only available for individuals age 13 years or older, unless you are under 13 years old and your Apple ID was provided to you as a result of a request by an approved educational institution,” the new terms read in part.

This article was found via Macworld and click the source for further reading.

Source: Macworld

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