Google Family Link for parents

Google Family Link for parents

By Google LLC

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2017-04-13
  • Current Version: 1.70.17708
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 186.27 MB
  • Developer: Google LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.60419
4.60419
From 98,308 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

  • Worst app ever

    1
    By nick1name123
    If you download this to control your kids phone usage and track everything they do I hope they don’t talk to you ever again
  • Capability

    1
    By redtailgox
    The capability with Apple products is limiting and the sharing of device so not being allowed is a struggle!
  • Trash app

    1
    By rickdider
    Just spent over an hour with customer service...more like clueless service about this app not showing child activity. I was left with "I'll have to elevate this to a higher tier of support", what does that mean?! Waste of time. Don't bother with this.
  • THIS IS SETTING MY BED TIME

    1
    By angrey elizabeth
    THIS IS A VERY ANGERY KID. THIS IS SETTING MY BED TIME. DELETE THIS APP OFF THE APP STORE AND GOOGLE PLAY NOW. I AM OUTRAGED, IM OUTSIDE YOUR GUYS HOUSE. COME UP WIT UR HAND UP
  • Unable to remove account with deleting it

    1
    By Bringdapayne
    How the F do you take a kid out of family without deleting their gmail account. Terrible.
  • 100% Useless

    1
    By ldjbaxter
    If your child doesn’t have an Android or Chromebook this app and the companion “family link for children and teens” app are useless. The app for children and teens is only available on Google Play Store (which requires an Android or Chromebook).
  • My daughter knows how to chnage the settingngs

    2
    By Idk what my nickname is…
    The app is fairly useless as my daughter logs onto my phone and changes the settings herself.
  • Dumb that I cannot unlink an account without deleting the account

    1
    By Rue9900
    Regret that I have setup family links. So hard to remove an account! I hate this app.
  • Can’t figure out a thing

    1
    By Nesbindender
    My child can’t open YouTube videos and google drives she needs for school and there is no way to change permissions. There are directions, but they don’t represent what I see on the page. This is the word computing experience I’ve ever had.
  • Needs more control

    3
    By DKutiz
    Good app but needs more control. Like I can’t see what my children are viewing. And I can’t block any app I see fit to block. Thanks for reading. DK

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