Google Family Link

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Google Family Link is a useful parental controls app that assists you in maintaining your family's online safety.
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Apr 13, 2023
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Google Family Link is a parental controls app that offers flexibility to help your family create healthy digital habits and stay safer online. Family Link’s tools are easy to use and allow you to set screen time limits, guide your child to age-appropriate content, manage privacy settings, and more.

With Family Link, you can establish digital ground rules, manage and secure your child’s account, and stay connected on the go. You can view and manage permissions for websites, extensions, and apps downloaded on your child’s device, protect their privacy, and locate your children on one map as long as they’re carrying their device. Family Link also delivers critical notifications, including when your child arrives or leaves a certain location.

Parents should regularly review their child’s installed apps and app permissions in Family Link, and carefully review the apps on their child’s supervised device to disable those they don’t want them to use. Note that some pre-installed apps, such as Play and Google, may not be able to be disabled.

Family Link’s tools vary depending on your child’s device, and parental controls are only available for supervised Google accounts. While Family Link provides tools to manage your child’s online experience and keep them safer online, it does not make the internet safe. Parents can make decisions about how their child spends time on their device and determine what path to online safety looks best for their family.

What's new

Family Link has been redesigned to have a more streamlined look with 3 tabs (Highlights, Controls, and Location) and new features like “Today only” screen time limits and location notifications - so you know when your child arrives or leaves a place. This release also includes some bug fixes and general UX improvements.