Family Link App is an initiative of Google that helps parents stay in the loop as their child or teen explores on their Android device, and lets parents set certain digital ground rules for their family.
Children's addiction to digital space is a big concern for the parents. With easy access to smartphones and network connectivity, children across the globe are prone to exploring unsafe digital zone and being compromised unknowingly. There is a huge threat to a child's digital rights, and now with a view to have a better monitoring of the same - Google has introduced an innovative "Family Link" app. Whether your children are younger or in their teens, the Family Link app lets you set digital ground rules remotely from your own device to help guide them as they learn, play, and explore online. For children under 13 (or the applicable age of consent in your country), Family Link also lets you create a Google Account for your child that's like your account, with access to most Google services.
1. Guide children to good content
2. Keep an eye on screen time
3. See where they are
Family Link’s tools vary depending on your child’s device. See a list of compatible devices at families.google.com/familylink/setup. Then, parents can start by downloading Family Link onto their own device (Android or iPhone). If a child/teen already has an account, Family Link will walk their parent through linking their account to their child’s account. As part of that process, the child/teen may also need to download the Family Link (Child/Teen) app on their phone to complete the process of linking the accounts. Once the accounts are linked, parents can use Family Link to help them do things like keep an eye on screen time and manage the content they use.
Click here to download the app from Google play store (android users).
Click here to download the app from Apple store (iPhone users).
To view Frequently asked questions (FAQ's) about the app, Click here.
Parents can make use of this free app from Google, consequently guiding their children to explore a safer digital space and at the same time educate and monitor their activities for their betterment. Schools should educate parents in this regard and help them grow both in physical as well as virtual world.
Source : Google
Last Modified : 2/20/2020
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