Online Safety News: Google Family Link

Google has announced a new service called  Google Family Link. The app helps parents set online guidelines for their children and stay on top of their child’s online activities as they explore the internet using an Android device.

By using Family Link, parents can help manage the apps their child can use; approve or block the apps the child wants to download from the Google Play Store, keep an eye on screen time, see how much time they spend online with weekly or monthly activity reports, set device bedtime, see their child’s location and remotely lock the device.

The app is available for children’s android devices, but the parent controlled app is available for both Android and iPhone. To find out more, click here.

Google aims to have the children’s app for iPhone soon.