minimum age according to LinkedIn
16+ minimum age according to LinkedIn

What is LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is a social network and job site aimed at professional communities. You can create a profile, similar to a resume, with your name, photo, work experience and interests, then connect with people to build your professional network. You can also share content, post on discussion groups, give professional recommendations and send private messages. 

LinkedIn attracts individuals, businesses and organisations who use the platform in a variety of ways. It may serve as a networking tool, a social platform, a sales and marketing channel, an online learning hub, or a recruitment site for advertising jobs and finding staff. Basic LinkedIn accounts are free to set up with several paid premium services offered within the app. 

LinkedIn is available on desktop browser and mobile app.


Apps: AndroidApple iOS

How do people use LinkedIn?

Learn about the risks and benefits associated with how people use professional networking services like LinkedIn. 

LinkedIn is used for: content sharing, in-app purchasing, messaging/online chat, online relationships and photo/video sharing.

How can you report safety concerns, inappropriate content or block communication?

  • Reporting
    Learn how to report inappropriate content, messages or safety concerns on LinkedIn.
  • Member blocking
    Get an overview on blocking or unblocking other users in LinkedIn.

How can you protect your personal information?

  • Privacy Hub 
    Learn how to change your privacy settings and control your personal data. 
  • Privacy Policy
    Read LinkedIn’s policy on how it handles your personal information. 

Key safety links

  • Family and safety
    Offers online safety tips and guidance for parents and educators.  
  • Identifying Abuse
    How to recognise and avoid harmful activity on LinkedIn like phishing, scams, fake profiles and spam.
  • Staying Safe
    Learn more about how you can stay safe on LinkedIn and keep your personal information secure. 
  • Professional Community Policies
    Outlines the expected behaviour from you and others while using LinkedIn.
  • User Agreement
    Read the terms you agree to by using LinkedIn.