Google Family Link – Family Filtering, Blocking, and Monitoring
With Family Link, you can enjoy a wide array of features that will provide you with peace of mind. Below, we’ll take a quick look at some of the things that you can do with the Google Family Link app.
In any parental control app, one of the most important is to have web filtering features. This way, you can gain control over the online content that kids can access when they are online. Luckily, Family Link for children got you covered. Through the built-in filtering options, you can control what kids can search for. You can allow all sites, block sites with mature content, and allow only certain websites that you have approved. The app will prompt a warning saying that no app is perfect, which should be taken as a sign that it may not effectively filter all age-inappropriate content. This is quite disappointing, and one of the main weaknesses of Family Link.
You also have the option to block content and apps. As noted above, you can block mature websites. You can also block downloads of apps on their phone. Plus, you can block in-app purchases. When they are downloading an app, you will receive a notification. Then you can choose to approve or reject the download.
Another way by which you can have peace of mind with the help of Family Link is by monitoring the online activities of kids. For instance, you can monitor their screen time. You can impose limits after a certain duration and let the device lock automatically. As we will be talking about later, you can also monitor their location.