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.
I put this app on my son phone to control what he watches.I did not know it will not let him go on YouTube completely.I would like to delete this app without parental rights on my son phone.
Perfect and easy!
My sister’s phone is locked because of YOUR APP’S FAULT, NOW THIS HAS RUINED HER PHONE and we cant unlock it with Anything, not the parent code, not the setting, NOT REMOVING HER ACCOUNT, NOT DELETING HER ACCOUNT, NOTHING! AND IF YOU PEOPLE DONT FIX THIS I AM GOING TO SUE YOU!!!
I need someone to contact me ASAP. Your app locked my kid’s phone up. I have tried everything and nothing I do is working!!! You need to update your app with a warning pop up to “not delete your kid’s account until you sign them out of google account on their phone” for us new people to your app!!!!
This is exactly what we needed. Son is doing his homework again and his chores, once done I can open up his device. Some apps can always be on, which has improved his studying. Bedtime is not a hassle anymore because the device turns off, and he knows that now. Works fine for us and looking forward to your improvements.
Before downloading you need to know that the actually individual google accounts of family members will be DELETED once you need to remove each member from this monitoring app. So one should ONLY ADD email accounts that they DO NOT plan on keeping in the future for their children.
I'm a tech savvy person, and this thing was complicated for me to set up. Once it was set up I discovered that it won't manage screen time on my kid's Chromebook. So frustrating. Now I'm back to square one looking for the best way to limit time on her device.
I love that I can keep an eye on my kids.
I have used this app for months now and was very satisfied. But grand daughter got a i phone 6 from her dad and we can’t find the link for the children and teen app for family link in the apple app store. What’s up with that?
Great way to keep up with my kids