Google Family Link for parents is an application categorized under “Tools” in Google play store. This app developed by Google LLC and has content applicable for individuals aged 3+. The compatibility of the app depends upon the device at use and it was last updated on June 4, 2020. The latest build and the size of the application varies with the device at use. The app is available is the google play store and is completely free to use. This application has more than 10,000,000 installs and has been reviewed by more than 470,000 users giving it a 4.3 rating in the Google play store.
Good parenting is something that most parents struggle with. With new questions and challenges presenting itself every day. It is an ever-changing job that never gets easy. Getting kids on the right path is very difficult to do specially if the parents are working. In today’s world, most parents are mostly working due to high level of literacy and education The also work to provide a good future for their children. With the high penetration of internet into everyone’s lives children are affected the same way. Most kids are very curious about almost everything, some of this curiosity needs to be controlled by parents, and it is very difficult nowadays to control what kids are viewing on their computers.
Google Family Link serves that exact purpose. With google family links parents can set digital ground rules remotely from their own devices to help their kids watch what they are supposed to watch. With family link parents can create google accounts for kids that can be linked to all google services.
Some amazing features of the app are
• With family links parents can view the activity that is done on their kid’s android phone. It can show how much time the kid is spending on the app. Parents can also block certain apps and enable certain apps that can be useful for your kids.
• Parents can set limits on the amount of screen time for their kids. With family links parents can set limits and bedtime for their supervised devices, so that the kids find a healthy balance. Parents can also remotely lock the child’s phone. Whether it’s time to go play outside, have dinner, or just spend time together, you can remotely lock a supervised device whenever it’s time to take a break.
• Google links can also be used by the parents to track the location of their kids, as long as the kid is carrying their smartphone.
With the amount of dangerous people and dangerous apps that are there online these days this apps comes like a knight in shining Armor. This will give the parents to exercise some level of control over the internet activity of their children. With the increasing number of scamming apps parents can make decisions that the kids aren’t able to make by simply blocking and allowing apps. The kids tracker is also an amazing feature that gives the parents a peace of mind when their kids are travelling.