Google Family Link for parents

Google Family Link for parents

By Google LLC

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2017-04-13
  • Current Version: 1.47.14363
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 129.52 MB
  • Developer: Google LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 48,396 Ratings

Description

Whether your children are younger or in their teens, the Family Link app lets you set digital ground rules 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. You can: Guide them to good content • View their activity - Not all screen time is the same. Help your child make healthy decisions about what they do on their Android device, with activity reports showing how much time they’re spending on their favorite apps. • Manage their apps - Handy notifications let you approve or block apps your child wants to download from the Google Play Store. You can also manage in-app purchases, and hide specific apps on their device. • Feed their curiosity - It can be hard to figure out what apps are right for your child, so Family Link shows you teacher-recommended apps on Android that you can add directly to their device. Keep an eye on screen time • Set limits - It’s up to you to decide the right amount of screen time for your child. Family Link lets you set time limits and a bedtime for their supervised devices, so you can help them find a good balance. • Lock their device - 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. See where they are • It’s helpful to be able to find your child when they’re on the go. You can use Family Link to help locate them as long as they’re carrying their Android devices. Important Information • Family Link’s tools vary depending on your child’s device. See a list of compatible devices at families.google.com/familylink/setup • While Family Link helps you manage your child's purchases and downloads from Google Play, they will not need approval to install app updates (including updates that expand permissions), apps you have previously approved, or apps that have been shared in Family Library. Parents should regularly review their child’s installed apps and app permissions in Family Link. • You should carefully review the apps on your child’s supervised device and disable those you don’t want them to use. Note that you may not be able to disable some pre-installed apps. • To see the location of your child or teen’s device, it must be powered on, recently active, and connected to the internet. • Teacher-recommended apps are only available on Android devices in the US to parents of children of certain ages.

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Reviews

  • Time

    3
    By me n i took my name
    It takes time to set everytning
  • Absolute rubbish

    1
    By SnugglesDaughter
    Account management of kids accounts is a Gordian knot of insanity. Constant looping. Not allowed. Reset. Try another account. Over and over again. Stunningly bad software from Google.
  • good app

    4
    By fazerok25
    works well enough for a 6th and 7th grader. blocks unwanted apps and has screen time lockout. it also has instant lock out switch. good app considering it free. there are a few things we would like to have added but overall does what it is intended for. important to keep kids focused on school and sports rather than them wasting away precious time on utube mindless videos and time wasting games.
  • It’s okay needs work

    2
    By idk2019
    App is ok. Better location finder is needed. It’s always saying devices is offline and it’s right next to me. Don’t feel like this would help me locate my child or device if was to go missing.
  • Buena aplicación

    5
    By Aleinikov2000
    Es una excelente aplicación para el control de nuestros hijos menores!!!! Aaaa+++++
  • Need help

    1
    By Mr. SlowTwitch
    Where is the app fir children? Search and search and can only find the parents version! Very frustrating and can’t finish the instal because of this parent/children app issue
  • Updating childs info.

    1
    By The_hullk.!'h
    I am trying to change the info on my child’s account because for some reason it automatically added their account to my YouTube tv family share without my permission so now I have to try and change their account setting so they aren’t on a child account anymore. And guess what...?! YouTube tv won’t just let me delete that account either because it is under my main account I sign in under. Idk why that would be the case it is stupid. But gmail won’t let me update that info so I can make my child’s account an adult one and remove it from the last account share I have available.
  • Can’t get past setup screen

    2
    By CGD0606
    My account’s are already linked with my kids’ phone, but the app won’t let me past the “enter this code to connect devices” screen. Help!
  • So far so good

    5
    By Y7bro
    I haven’t used it that much but I’m comparing it to Apples Screen Time. I wish this was in embedded in the settings like Apple and my child couldn’t circumvent and delete the app. Google needs to fix this and make it where there’s a setting where a child can’t delete apps like Apple does
  • Stinks

    1
    By ohio person
    Deleted my kids account without warning. Do not install!!! Not user friendly. Stay away

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