Google revamps Family Link and adds kid-friendly Google TV suggestions
In the redesigned UI for the parental controls program, Google has made it simpler to access and utilize Family Link’s most frequently used capabilities. The Controls page of the new experience provides tools that parents can use to establish screen time for each device and app, set content restrictions, and control app data permissions. Google has also included a “Today Alone” option, which allows parents to set a screen time restriction for one day only without changing the default setting. They may easily enable children to spend longer time online if they are still completing their schoolwork or are just a few minutes away from finishing the program they are viewing.
They may view their children’s connected devices on a map and the battery life of those gadgets in the Location tab. They may even call their children’s phones from there in case they are lost. In addition, the app will now tell guardians when their children arrive or depart from a specified place, such as their school, sports field, or swimming pool. Parents merely need to browse to the Highlights area to see how their children have been using their applications, as well as their current screen time consumption and newest app downloads.
Finally, tapping on the notification bell at the top of the app will display parents not just the most recent changes, but also all of their children’s requests for app downloads and purchases. This is also where they may locate their children’s requests for access to previously restricted websites. And, in order to make Family Link more accessible, Google has made it available on the web, enabling guardians to access all of the functions even if they don’t have their phone with them.