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Peace of mind for you.
Freedom for them.

Between school, practice, the mall, and friends, your teen has places they need to be—and so do you.

Get to know teen accounts

Teen accounts give your teenager the freedom to request their own rides and order their own meals, all under your supervision. Plus, with live safety features and real-time updates, you can follow along from pickup to dropoff. 

Together, we can help them go anywhere and get (almost) anything they need.

Rides and meals at their fingertips

With the power to request a ride or a meal anytime, your teen will always have a reliable way to find rides, go where they need to go, order food, and get home to you. Additionally, age-restricted items that your teen is not old enough to buy—such as alcohol and some medications—will be filtered out.

Highly rated drivers and couriers

Your teen will always be matched with highly rated and experienced drivers and couriers. Before anyone can drive with Uber, they must undergo a thorough background check—and they’re rescreened every year.*

Live trip and delivery tracking

When your teen requests a ride or places an order, you can follow along in the app with live trip and delivery tracking. You’ll also get real-time status updates. Additionally, teen trips are destination-locked, meaning drivers cannot change the destination of the trip—only your teen can.

Live trip and delivery tracking

With Share My Trip automatically turned on, you’ll receive notifications every time your teen requests a ride or orders a meal with Uber Eats. You’ll also be able to follow along in the app with live trip tracking and get status updates so you can check that their food has arrived and/or that your teen has gotten where they need to go safely. You can also view past trips they have taken in the Activity hub. Additionally, teen trips are destination-locked, which means drivers cannot change the destination of the trip—only your teen can.

Always-on safety features

All the rideshare safety features you know and love, like PIN verification and RideCheck™, will always be automatically turned on and cannot be turned off. If your teen chooses to set it up, the Audio Recording feature will also be automatically turned on for every trip. In addition, they’ll always have access to our on-trip safety features, such as being able to call 911, contact Support, or report an issue through the app.

Always-on safety

These safety features are always on

Verify My Ride
Before a teen gets in the car, they’ll have to give their driver a unique PIN. Drivers are unable to start a trip until they enter the correct code into the Driver app. This will help the teen make sure they get into the right car.


If their ride goes unusually off-course, stops unexpectedly, or ends early, RideCheck™ will alert your teen and message them in the app to find out if they’re OK or need help.

This safety feature, if opted in to, is always on

Audio Recording
Riders and/or drivers can record audio on their devices through the app. Recording will begin just before the trip starts. This feature helps encourage safe, comfortable interactions on trips. Teen riders can opt in to this feature to have audio recorded on every trip.

When a rider and/or driver uses this feature, the audio recording will be stored and encrypted on their phone so that no one—not even the person who initiated the recording—can access it. Uber can only access it if the user opens an incident report with our Support team and includes the audio file. Unless this happens, Uber cannot access any of the content.

Learn how Audio Recording works

In an emergency, you or your teen can use the in-app Emergency Button to contact 911. You’ll both also have access to Uber’s Safety Incident Reporting Line while the trip is in progress.

After the trip, your teen can report a safety incident through the app either by selecting the trip in their trip history, tapping Help, then selecting Report Safety Issue, or by contacting Uber’s Safety Incident Reporting Line.

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How to add a teen account

Follow these 3 steps to get your teen’s account set up:

  1. Tap Account > Family and teens to create a Family profile.
  1. Tap Invite family > Teen > Choose contact and select their name from your contacts. (They must be at least 13 years old.)
  1. Make sure your payment information is up to date before your teen requests their first ride.

After that, your teen will receive an invite by text and will need to complete a mandatory safety onboarding. Once they’re done, they’ll be ready for their first ride.

Meet some of our partners

We’ve teamed up with National PTA³ and Safe Kids worldwide®, which are both dedicated to helping keep families, children, and communities safe. Together, we’ve created the following safety tips for parents and teens (ages 13-17) to reference while on the road.

PTA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

Safe Kids Worldwide® is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries. 

Frequently asked questions

  • Teens can take trips that start and end in any city where teen accounts are live.²

  • Teen accounts are live in the following cities:**

    • Alabama: Auburn, Birmingham, Dothan, East Alabama, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, The Shoals, Tuscaloosa
    • Alaska: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kodiak, Sitka
    • Arizona: Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma
    • Arkansas: Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Southern Arkansas
    • California: Bakersfield, Fresno, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Modesto, Orange County, Palm Springs, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
    • Colorado: Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Rockies
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware: Delaware, Eastern Shore
    • District of Columbia: Washington, DC
    • Florida: Central Atlantic Coast, Florida Keys, Fort Myers-Naples, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Miami, Ocala, Orlando, Panama City, Pensacola, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa Bay
    • Georgia: Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Coastal Georgia, Columbus, Macon, North Georgia, Savannah-Hilton Head, South Georgia
    • Hawaii: Big Island, Honolulu, Kauai, Maui
    • Idaho: Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Eastern Idaho, Sun Valley
    • Illinois: Carbondale, Champaign, Chicago, Peoria, Rockford, Springfield
    • Indiana: Bloomington, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, NW Indiana, South Bend, Terre Haute, West Lafayette
    • Iowa: Ames, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Dubuque, Iowa City, Quad Cities, Sioux City, Waterloo-Cedar Falls
    • Kansas: Lawrence, Manhattan, Topeka, Wichita
    • Kentucky: Bowling Green, Lexington, Louisville
    • Louisiana: Baton Rouge, Lafayette-Lake Charles, Monroe, New Orleans, Shreveport-Alexandria
    • Maine: Greater Maine, Portland
    • Maryland: Baltimore
    • Massachusetts: Boston, Western MA, Worcester
    • Michigan: Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Traverse City, Tri-Cities
    • Minnesota: Duluth, Mankato, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Rochester, St. Cloud
    • Mississippi: Golden Triangle, Gulfport-Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Jackson, Meridian, Mississippi Delta, Oxford
    • Missouri: Columbia, Kansas City, Northern Missouri, Springfield, St. Louis
    • Montana: Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Kalispell, Missoula, Northern Montana
    • Nebraska: Lincoln, Omaha
    • Nevada: Las Vegas, Reno
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico: Albuquerque, Farmington, Gallup, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Taos
    • New York: New York City + suburbs, Upstate NY
    • North Carolina: Asheville, Boone, Charlotte, Eastern North Carolina, Fayetteville, Outer Banks, Piedmont Triad, Raleigh-Durham, Wilmington
    • North Dakota: Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks
    • Ohio: Akron, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Youngstown
    • Oklahoma: Lawton, Oklahoma, Stillwater, Tulsa
    • Oregon: Central Oregon, Eugene, Portland, Southern Oregon, Willamette Valley
    • Pennsylvania: DuBois, Erie, Greater Williamsport, Harrisburg, Johnstown-Altoona, Lancaster, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Reading, State College, Wilkes-Barre Scranton, York-Gettysburg
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina: Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, Myrtle Beach
    • South Dakota: Sioux Falls
    • Tennessee: Chattanooga, Cookeville, Jackson, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, South Tennessee, Tri-Cities
    • Texas: Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Beaumont, College Station, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, Killeen, Laredo, Lubbock, Midland-Odessa, Nacogdoches, Rio Grande Valley, San Angelo, San Antonio, Texarkana, Tyler, Waco, West Texas, Wichita Falls
    • Utah: Salt Lake City, Southern Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia: Charlottesville-Harrisonburg, Hampton Roads, Richmond, Roanoke
    • Washington: Bellingham, Eastern Washington, Olympia, Peninsula and SW Washington, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver
    • West Virginia: Eastern West Virginia, Western West Virginia
    • Wisconsin: Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee
    • Wyoming

Teen accounts will be rolled out in more locations soon. Not available in your city yet? Sign up on the waiting list so you can be notified when it becomes available.

  • Teens will use the default payment method attached to their guardian’s Family profile. Additionally, guardians can set individual spending limits and get notifications whenever their teen’s monthly limit is almost up. You can learn more about spending limits here.

  • Guardians are not permitted to book trips on behalf of their teens. Teen account holders should use their own account to request trips for themselves directly to help ensure that they have access to additional safety features and benefits built into the Uber for teens experience.

  • Yes. Guardians will receive a notification every time their teen requests a ride or places an order, and they can select the notification to monitor their teen’s ride or delivery in the app with live trip and delivery tracking. Guardians can also access live trip and delivery tracking in the Activity section of their own Uber app or the Account > Orders section of their own Uber Eats app.

  • Yes. When a trip request comes from a teen account:

    • The teen is allowed to bring other riders with them, but those other riders must be 13 years old or older
    • Guest riders aged 13 to 17 must have permission from a parent or legal guardian
    • All teens have to sit in the back seat and should buckle up
  • The safety features for teen accounts on Uber are built into the experience and cannot be turned off, including live trip tracking, PIN verification, RideCheck™, and Uber’s safety line. In addition, RideCheck™ will be adjusted to be more sensitive during teen trips. If the app detects that something may have gone wrong, like a possible crash or an unexpected long stop, the teen and driver will receive a message checking to make sure they’re OK.

    Audio Recording is the only feature that must be set up by teens. If your teen chooses to opt in to the Audio Recording feature, each of their trips will be automatically recorded (unless they later opt out by removing microphone permission for the app).

    Drivers may still choose to record trip audio. If they do, the same privacy standards will apply. If a driver has Audio Recording set up, the app will notify your teen while their driver is on the way to pick them up. If they want to, your teen can cancel the ride and request a different one.

  • While a teen is on a ride requested through a teen account, guardians can contact their teen’s driver directly by going to the Activity section of the Uber app or selecting the push notification about the trip, then choosing the phone icon next to the driver’s name.

    Go to the phone icon on the live trip tracking page to call the driver. This functionality is not currently available for Uber Eats orders with teen account

  • Teen accounts will have a teen-friendly view on Uber Eats. Age-restricted items that teens are not old enough to buy—such as alcohol and some medications—will be filtered out.

  • When a teen turns 18, their teen account will be converted to a standard account, meaning they’ll have access to Uber services live in their area.

    Even after their account has converted, however, they’ll continue to be on your Family profile. And as long as they’re part of the family account, you’ll still be able to follow their ride and order in the app.

  • Please make sure your Uber app is up to date. If you’re still experiencing issues setting up a teen account and/or you’re not seeing the “Add a teen” option in your Family profile settings, reach out to our Support team here.

  • ¹Annual driving history reruns do not apply in NYC.

    By creating a teen account with Uber, you attest that, as your teen’s guardian, you have legal authority to act on your child’s behalf, that your child is between the ages of 13 and 17, and that you have conferred with any other parent or legal guardian of your teen. Use of Uber for teens is further governed by these specific Terms of Use.

    In the event that you need to place a 911 emergency call on behalf of your teen, the dispatcher you’re connected with will see your location, not your teen’s.

    ²Teen accounts will generally be eligible for trips within the broader metropolitan area for each city. Please check the app to confirm whether your teen will be able to take their planned trip.

    ³National PTA does not endorse any commercial entity, product, or service. No endorsement is implied.

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