Google+ Important Requirement: Sign Up Using Accurate Birthdate

As part of your Google Apps for Education at IIT account, you have access to create a Google+ social media page for interacting with other Google+ users on topics of common interest. To create your page, login into Google Apps for Students or Faculty/Staff in myIIT. Once in the Google environment, click the name+ link upper left on the page to get started.

Google has a strict requirement that all Google+ users must be 13 years of age or older. If you opt to establish a Google+ page, it is essential that you enter a correct birthdate on the signup page.

Failure to enter a correct birthdate will result in your entire Google account with IIT being locked, including access to IIT email, Google docs, calendars, spreadsheets—all Google products.

Office of Technology Services cannot remedy a Google lockout on your behalf. You would be required to submit proof of age directly to Google within 30 days of lockout. After the 30-day grace period, Google will delete your account permanently.

Read more about Google’s age requirement here.