Google Family Link for kids and teenagers

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Family Link for kids and teens is the Companion app to Family Link for parents.

It should only be downloaded to a child's device.

Now Playing: Google's Free Family Link for Parents. Whether your children are teenagers or younger, the Family Link app helps you set up your own device for basic rules for how your children use digital media. This helps them to find their way around the online world while learning, playing and surfing. Family Link also allows you to set up Google accounts for children under the age of 13 (in some countries, a different minimum age applies to Google accounts). As with regular accounts, it gives children access to most Google services.

Family Link offers the following options:

Introduce children to meaningful content

• View activities: Internet is not the same as Internet. Help your child make the right decision. The activity reports tell you how much time it spends daily, weekly, or monthly with its favorite apps.
• Manage apps: Smartphone 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 your device—all from your own device.
• Fostering curiosity: Finding the right apps for your child can be difficult. Therefore, Family Link suggests teacher-recommended apps for Android that you can install directly on your device.

Keep an eye on the service life

• Limit time: You decide how much internet is good for your child. Family Link lets you set a lifetime and bedtime for shared devices. This helps your child find a good balance between online and offline.
• Lock devices: When it's time for a break, you can lock shared managed devices remotely, whether it's playing outside, having dinner, or spending time with family.

Calling location

• It is very useful to know where your child is when they are not at home. With Family Link, this is no problem. Your child only needs to carry their Android device with them.

Important information
• Family Link manages what your child buys and downloads from the Google Play Store, but does not require approval to install app updates (including updates that extend app permissions) and apps that are already approved or shared in Family Library. Therefore, parents should periodically check the installed apps and app permissions in Family Link.
• You should carefully check the apps on the shared managed device and disable those that your child should not use. This option may not be available for pre-installed apps.
• To display the location of a device, it must be turned on, recently used, and connected to the Internet.
• Apps recommended by teachers are only available on Android devices in the Us and for parents of children of a certain age.
• Family Link offers tools to help you manage your child's device usage, but the app doesn't guarantee a secure internet. Rather, it is intended to help parents teach their children how to use the Internet responsibly.

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