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Second Life for adults, also known as "the Main Grid", requires that all Residents be 18 years or older, as stated in section 2.2 of our [http://secondlife.com/corporate/tos.php Terms of Service].
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Second Life requires that all Residents be 16 years or older, with the exception of 13-15 year old Residents that are brought into Second Life by a Sponsoring Institution, as stated in section 2.2 of our [http://secondlife.com/corporate/tos.php Terms of Service].
  
We take the problem of underage Residents very seriously. If you find someone under 18 years of age who shouldn't be on the Main Grid, here's what you need to do:
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We take the problem of underage Residents very seriously. If you find someone under 16 years of age who shouldn't be on the Main Grid, here's what you need to do:
  
# First, make sure they've actually admitted their underage status within Second Life, in their own words in chat. For example, "I'm 14" is clear evidence. We can't accept hearsay or rumors, so "I heard that so-and-so is a young teen" or "That griefer behaves like they belong on the Teen Grid!" don't count. "Confessions" on external instant messaging programs or any areas outside of Second Life itself can't be investigated either.
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# First, make sure they've actually admitted their underage status within Second Life, in their own words in chat. For example, "I'm 14" is clear evidence. We can't accept hearsay or rumors, so "I heard that so-and-so is a young teen" or "That griefer behaves like they don't belong here!" don't count. "Confessions" on external instant messaging programs or any areas outside of Second Life itself can't be investigated either.
 
# Inworld, use '''Help &gt; Report Abuse''' to bring up the abuse reporter tool.
 
# Inworld, use '''Help &gt; Report Abuse''' to bring up the abuse reporter tool.
 
# Click '''Select category''' and choose '''Age'''.
 
# Click '''Select category''' and choose '''Age'''.
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# Click the '''Report Abuse''' button and our Abuse Team will investigate it and take appropriate action. Thanks for your help.
 
# Click the '''Report Abuse''' button and our Abuse Team will investigate it and take appropriate action. Thanks for your help.
  
In most cases, teens found on the Main Grid will be transferred to [http://teen.secondlife.com/ Teen Second Life], and their inventory will be cleared. This is done to discourage "shopping accounts" created for the purposes of bringing stuff across grids.
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Accounts found to be 12 years or younger are too young to be on any version of Second Life, we are sorry but you will have to wait to join the Second Life community.
  
Accounts found to be 12 years or younger are too young to be on any version of Second Life, sorry.
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If you're between the ages of 13-15 and somehow ended up on the 16+ area of Second Life (or 16-17 and ending up on the 18+ areas of Second Life), please contact [http://secondlife.com/support Support] and let us know that you'd like to be moved to the correct location. If you think it would be funny, you can also file an Abuse Report against yourself, with your name and age. Your honesty is appreciated!
 
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If you're between the ages of 13-17 and somehow ended up on adult Second Life, please contact [http://secondlife.com/support Support] and let us know that you'd like to be moved to the correct grid. If you think it would be funny, you can also file an Abuse Report against yourself, with your name and age. Your honesty is appreciated, and we hope you'll make lots of new friends while having fun in Teen Second Life!
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[[Category:Disputes Between Residents]]
 
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Second Life requires that all Residents be 16 years or older, with the exception of 13-15 year old Residents that are brought into Second Life by a Sponsoring Institution, as stated in section 2.2 of our Terms of Service.

We take the problem of underage Residents very seriously. If you find someone under 16 years of age who shouldn't be on the Main Grid, here's what you need to do:

  1. First, make sure they've actually admitted their underage status within Second Life, in their own words in chat. For example, "I'm 14" is clear evidence. We can't accept hearsay or rumors, so "I heard that so-and-so is a young teen" or "That griefer behaves like they don't belong here!" don't count. "Confessions" on external instant messaging programs or any areas outside of Second Life itself can't be investigated either.
  2. Inworld, use Help > Report Abuse to bring up the abuse reporter tool.
  3. Click Select category and choose Age.
  4. Enter the required information as indicated, and please be specific. If you recently heard an underage admission in chat, copy-and-paste the snippet into the Details field. If it happened earlier and you don't have a chat record, just recite as much as you remember to help us know what to look for.
  5. Click the Report Abuse button and our Abuse Team will investigate it and take appropriate action. Thanks for your help.

Accounts found to be 12 years or younger are too young to be on any version of Second Life, we are sorry but you will have to wait to join the Second Life community.

If you're between the ages of 13-15 and somehow ended up on the 16+ area of Second Life (or 16-17 and ending up on the 18+ areas of Second Life), please contact Support and let us know that you'd like to be moved to the correct location. If you think it would be funny, you can also file an Abuse Report against yourself, with your name and age. Your honesty is appreciated!