given the power to decide what applications your kids can download and install on
their phone? What if you can determine the amount of time they spend on the
phone, get a monthly weekly/monthly report of their activities or vested with the
power to remotely lock their phones when it’s bed or study time?
moving towards internet of things, Google believes equipping your kids with
devices needed to succeed in this fast-paced digital world is inevitable, but then, you
also have a means of keeping an eye on what they do. To make sure that parents
are not in the dark concerning what their kids do on phone, Google has
introduce The Family Link, a feature that lets parents keep up with what their
kids do on their mobile devices.
13, parent will be asked for consent to create account. Once approved, Family
link will be downloaded automatically to
the kid’s device. From there, parent can choose apps and settings for their kid’s
device. After this, parent must download Family Link on their own Android
device as well.
from their own devices.
applications their kids use: Determine whether kinds can download any app by
either approving or blocking download requests from kid’s device.
on screen time: See the amount of time kids spend using their favorite apps
through weekly or monthly reports and set daily limit spent on such
bedtime: Remotely lock down kids’ device so they can study, go to bed or do
putting the power of a domain controller in the hands old folks. It will only take
a while before these parents will realize they played themselves. These kids
are going to lock them out of their own devices.
if a smart kids decides to reset the “dummy device” then login with a different
Google account whose age is higher than 13, thereby bypassing the need for
parental approval? What do you think would happen?
about this feature? Do you think is a smart move or do you think it will fizzle
away with time? Let’s hear from you.