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Google’s Family Link app – helping parents set online guidelines for their children

Family Link is a new app from Google that helps parents stay in the loop while their children explore and enjoy the Internet. The app allows parents to connect their phone to their child’s phone or tablet, and to set and tailor the digital ground rules that work for their family, including:

  • Managing the apps their child can use - approving or blocking downloads.
  • Keeping an eye on screen time - seeing how much time their child spends on their favourite apps with daily, weekly or monthly activity reports, and setting daily screen time limits.
  • Setting device bedtimes - remotely locking their child’s device when it’s time for bed, or time to take a break. 

As your child begins using their first Android* device, the Family Link app from Google can help you set certain digital ground rules. You can create a Google Account for your child that's much like your own and do things like manage apps, keep an eye on screen time and set bedtime for your child's device.

Read more about Family Link here.

*Children can run Family Link on Android devices running Nougat (7.0) and higher, along with certain Marshmallow (6.1) devices listed in our FAQs.