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Friday, 17 March 2017

Google Family Link: An App That Helps Parents Monitor Their Kids’ Phone Usage


Family Link is a new app launched by Google yesterday, This Google mobile app helps parents monitor thier children's phone usage. Family Link App provides parents with weekly and monthly reports.

Family Link App Helps Parents Monitor Their Kids’ Phone Usage


When installed and set on a child phone, its automatically start keeping tracks of the child activities, like on screen time, sleep time, apps kids can use, etc. Google Family link app helps parents to set timers on how long their kids can use their smartphones. And it also enable parent to set up their child's first

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Google account. Google VP engineer Pavini Diwanji had this to say:
“When your child is ready for their first Android device,Family Link kets you create a Google Account for them, which is like your own account, and also set certain digital ground rules that work for your family, like managing the apps your kid can use, keeping an eye on the screen time, and setting a bedtime on your kid’s device”.
Having said that, Family link helps parent remotely lock their kids’ devices when it is time to do other important things, like studying and also help them to filter unwanted content from Google's app like chrome browser.

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However, for the app to work both parent the child must use an Android device, while the parent's android version must be 4.0 and higher, the child Android version must be at least on Android 7.0 (Nougat). The Family Link will be on google play soon.

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