So you've got a teen on Pinterest. Thanks for trusting us with their time. On this page, you'll find information about our age requirements, our approach to safety for teens on Pinterest and resources for supporting your teen.
For a quick introduction to what Pinterest is and how it works, visit our guide.
Pinterest requires a date of birth for new accounts—no matter your age.
You must be at least 13 years old to have a Pinterest account. In some countries, you may only use Pinterest if you're over the age of consent, which may be greater than 13 years old. If you don't meet Pinterest's age minimum for your location, you can't open a Pinterest account or use these features.
We also have age verification processes in place if you believe you’ve entered the wrong age. For example, if someone who previously entered their age as under 18 attempts to edit their date of birth on the Pinterest app, we will require them to send additional information to our trusted third party partner to confirm.
If your child is under 13 (or your country’s minimum age), please email us at privacy-support [at] pinterest.com (privacy-support[at]pinterest[dot]com) to ask us to delete their account.
Our approach to safetySettings for teens
Teen accounts under 16 on Pinterest are private. We believe strangers should not be able to see or disrupt teens' personal space. That means only your teen and anyone they invite to follow them can see the Pins and boards they save. Their Pinterest account and profile details, like their name, age, or location, won’t be discoverable by others.
As a parent or caregiver, you can provide guidance on your teen's account by setting up a 4-digit passcode. This passcode will lock certain settings related to account management, privacy and data, and social permissions on your teen's Pinterest account.
Creating safe connections
If your teen is under 16, they can exchange messages with mutual followers and they may receive message requests from group board collaborators. As they get older, your teen's settings will adjust to allow them to interact with more people. While our default settings are designed to allow safe connections with people your teen knows, they can always make their settings more restrictive.
You or your teen can send a report if you see a Pin, comment, message, board or account that doesn’t seem right. We'll remove, limit, or block the distribution of content that contributes to an unsafe experience. Your teen can also block people or business accounts from following them, messaging them, or interacting with their Pins.
Data and privacy choices
We make sure that your teen has control over their information. Learn about data and privacy settings if you want a quick explanation of your teen’s choices about data. To respect Pinners’ privacy, only the account holder has the ability to access their information or delete their account, unless they designate an authorized agent to act on their behalf. Your teen can request to access or edit their information, or delete their account.
Emotional wellbeing and self-image
Through expert research, we've found that spending time on Pinterest improves young people's emotional wellbeing. Seeking inspiration in online spaces just for them buffers against negative conditions like burnout or stress.
Pinterest has unique policies that ban body shaming and promote a positive self-image on the platform. For example, weight loss ads have been particularly harmful to emotional wellbeing, so we don’t allow them. And our Virtual Try On tools are a great way to play with eye makeup and lipstick colors—without using filters that distort faces and change how users think about themselves.
Resources for supporting your teenRead about what we’re doing to protect teens’ personal space, safety, and emotional wellbeing. Learn more about our Community guidelines on things like harassment, hateful activities, misinformation and more. Our Empowering the next generation board, created in partnership with #HalfTheStory, has resources for parents and teens alike to create a positive relationship with technology.You can use one of these ideas to start a conversation with your teen about how they use Pinterest:
- How do you like to use Pinterest?
- What kind of Pins do you search for?
- Is there anything on Pinterest you'd like to try together? For example, a DIY project, learning a language, or decorating your room.