Provide a Secure Smartphone Experience To Your Kids with Google Family Link
Today, even 5 year olds have their own smartphone – giving them an early access to internet. However, it isn’t always a wise decision to give access to an internet enabled smartphone to kids as they might come across content that might have a bad effect on them. Google Family Link solves this problem.
In times like these it is essential that we make sure our kids do not fall prey to unwanted content. Google Family Link allows you to monitor your kids smartphone usage and set certain restrictions on their phones.
The world of smartphone technology is an interesting one. It has changed the way we interact with technology.Google Family Link allows parents to keep a tab on their kids’ smartphone usage.
Family Link app from Google was an invite-only app for the past few months. However the app is now live for all Android and iOS users now. The parents phone can be any Android or iOS device but the child’s phone needs to be running Android Nougat or above.
Features of Google Family Link:
Here’s what the Family Link can do:
Permissions for Downloads
Every time your child will try to download a new app or game on his phone, you will get a notification asking if you want to allow that. If it is content that you feel your child is safe to download, you can allow it, or you can deny permission.
Parents will also be able to restrict some sort of content – certain search keywords can be blocked altogether. Even Google Search results as well as websites on Google Chrome can be filtered. Parents can also restrict the download of certain apps.
Google Family Link app also allows you to set a ‘bedtime’ for your kids – which means that they will not be able to use their phone from a certain time to a certain time. This is also useful during exam times which will ensure that your kids aren’t using the phone while they’re studying.
Monitor Screen Time
Parents will also be able to monitor the smartphone usage and screen-on time of their kids. They can even get weekly and monthly activity reports.
Download the Google Family Link app here.