Google improves family link with detailed guides, new parental controls, and more



Google once again looks at parents and guardians to present, today, the news it will bring to Family Link over the next few weeks. Without going any further, yesterday they also published a guide for parents and guardians along with upcoming news about Google Meet for the school field.

The company thus wants to increase the resources it has at its disposal to those they see as the first generation of parents who raise children surrounded by technologies. With this, you want to help your children make responsible use of the same, providing them with mechanisms (mostly parental controls) for safe browsing under their own guidelines.

Google Family Link - Home

Guides, tips, general descriptions, and more

In this sense, they officially present Families. Google, the new website where parents will find detailed guides on the use of technology from several partner organizations such as Common Sense Media, ConnectSafely, Family Online Safety Institute, Headspace, PBS KIDS, and Sesame Workshop.

Added to this are the general descriptions of Google's apps aimed at children and families, and even news with them and useful information and tips. Families. Google was mentioned yesterday in the new Meet guide for parents and guardians as one of the ways parents and guardians can expand information about Google apps for families.

Google Family Link for parents - Apps on Google Play

New parental controls, more actionable data, and useful content

On the other hand, Family Link will bring parental control that will allow children to use several selected apps, even outside of designated time on their devices.

It is the "always allowed" control, which aims to encourage the use of specific applications, ideal for parents who prefer to focus on how their children use the devices concerning the time they invest in them.



New data also arrives in the activity reports, incorporating the possibility to know the time that children spend using the selected applications in the control of always allowed.

On Android, the teacher-recommended app card will now come with suggestions from a catalog of thousands of teacher-approved apps, aimed at children under the age of 13, although for now, it will reach the United States. Also, parental controls on Android will allow parents to set time limits directly on children's devices.

And thirdly, Google notes that it is working with Headspace to develop content aimed at guiding families in the responsible use of technologies, announcing the arrival of an episode of Headspace Breathers on YouTube and YouTube Kids from next month and a weekly basis.

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