This Google App Lets You Keep Track of Your Child's SmartphoneNovember 26, 2018 17:02
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Google has recently launched the 'Google Family Link' App in India that would help parents remotely control and keep track of their children's Android device activities and help them set digital ground rules by managing what their kids are up to and what Google Accounts, devices, and apps they are using.
Google, which made its debut in the United States in 2017, said that the app is a "solution for bringing kids and parents into the Android ecosystem."
The app lets parents to view the weekly and monthly activity reports of their wards and also helps them to limit the device usage by configuring a maximum number of hours that their kids are allowed to spend on the internet. Parents can as well set the devices to be automatically be locked out during their child's bedtime.
The 'Family Link' can control any Android device that is running on Android Nougat 7.0 and higher but only selected Marshmallow devices as of 2017.
Sunita Mohanty, the Director of Trust & Safety at Google says that new online users along with the existing ones need to be aware of all the possible negative experiences that they may incur on the web. "This makes it important for us to educate users and create awareness on the possible dangers and threats."
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Some of the Features of App That Can Be Helpful for Parents
Guide your kid to good content:
With the help of this feature, parents can view their children's activities and help them make healthy decisions. They can also manage the usage of their apps.
Track your kid's location:
Parents can find where their child is going and find out their locations as long as they are taking their Android devices with them.
Parents can decide the accurate amount of screen time for their ward and set a time limit. They will also be able to lock their kid's devices when its time to go outside and play or have a meal and it is time to spend some offline time with the family.