Signing Up

To sign up for Second Life, you need to go to and create an account. Basic accounts are free. You then can create any first name you like but you need to choose a last name from the list provided.

There are really two grids or versions of Second Life. One is for adults and that is the main grid for Second Life.

The other is called the Teen Grid and that is for kids ages 13-17. As an adult you are not allowed on the teen grid unless it is specifically for educational purposes. More about restrictions on the teen grid can be found at the Second Life web site.

Help for Instructors

Here is a link to a website/blog that provides tips for Real Life instructors who are introducing their students to Second Life. It is called Introducing Your RL Students to Second Life...

Once you sign up, you will want to customize the appearance of your avatar. Here is a short video to show you how to customize your avatar's appearance.