There are two types of people looking up this question; parents worried about their kids using Twitch, and those looking to sign up who are wondering if they can get an account. Twitch is an online streaming service usually used by gamers. It’s available on web browsers and also mobile apps. In this guide, I’ll be showing exactly what Twitch’s stance is on the age of persons who can have an account.
According to their terms of service, the Twitch account age is 13 years old. If you are under this you cannot have an account. If you are aged between 13-18, you may only use Twitch under the supervision of an adult.
How do we know this?
Because it says so – literally. After browsing through the terms of service on the Twitch website, I managed to find a section on minors/minimum account age, here’s the extract:
How to stay safe on Twitch
When you use any online service which lets you connect with other people, it always pays to use the safe online practices to ensure that no physical or mental harm is done to you. Here are some things you can do to keep your kid(s) or you safe online.
- Never share personal details with anyone you don’t know
- Don’t engage with abusive people
- Be kind to others
- Keep your password secure and difficult to guess
- Remember that people can be different from who they say they are
If you’d like to read more on online privacy/security, I recommend that you check out staysafeonline.org.