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Can children create Onshape accounts?

I am working with a group of 5th graders for introduction to STEM topics and wanted to use Onshape as a way to not only introduce them to CAD, but to get them using it at home for our projects. Would the best way be to have them create their own accounts? Have their parents create it for them? Should (can) I create them or some sort of a group account somehow? I would assume some sort of email account is required at a minimum, and these girls are all only 11-12 and I am not sure if they have this nor would I want to require them to (I know mine doesn't). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • bradley_saulnbradley_sauln Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 277
    edited February 14
    Please look under our usage restrictions for more details: https://www.onshape.com/legal/terms-of-use#usage_restrictions

    With this information, you can do as you wish but I can not advise on any specific actions. For more information around this policy, I found this article to be useful as well: https://www.thoughtco.com/does-facebook-have-age-restrictions-3367671.

    What I can say is that we have a great educational/STEM platform for those that do qualify to use Onshape and this includes materials and resources for instructors: https://www.onshape.com/products/education.
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