Google has updated its Family link app giving parents more control over their kids’ activities. The app will alert parents whenever they leave school.
Google has released new updates for Family Link app offering a range of options that will help them keep a track of their kids’ activities even when they’re away from their sight. The new updates have already been rolled out and will be completed over the next few weeks. In the new update to the “Location tab”, the app will let parents see all of their children on the same map with their device location. Interestingly, parents can even turn on notifications to be aware when their kids arrive at or leave a specific destination like school or soccer practice, the company said in a blogpost.
Apart from these, the “Highlights tab” will allow the parents to keep a track of the usage of their child’s device by showing a snapshot of their kid’s app usage, screen time as well as recently installed apps.
“We’re also adding resources from trusted partners like Common Sense Media, ConnectSafely and the Family Online Safety Institute to help parents navigate conversations around online safety at home,” Google said in its blogpost.
For parents and children, Family Link will also be available on the web allowing them to access online features even when they are away from their phones or don’t have the app.
For children, the Family Link web experience will help them understand their parental control settings in a better way.
Moreover, the “Controls tab” enables parents to monitor children enabling to set screen time limits for individual devices or specific apps. Parents can even set content restrictions for their kids.