How Google is helping parents monitor their kidsMany people fear that the growing number of children with smartphones will lead to health problems. More time spent plugged into their gadget means less time out doing physical activity.Obesity isn’t the only health concern brought on by this phenomenon. Some doctors say that too much screen time can also lead to depression or anxiety.In an effort to help alleviate this situation, Google has introduced a parental control app. It’s called Google Family Link.The parental control app helps parents stay in the loop as their kids explore on their Android gadget. You just need to create a Google Account for your child that’s like your own. The app then helps you set certain digital ground rules for your family.Here are some of the features Family Link provides:
- Manage the apps your children can use – You are able to approve or block any app that your child wants to download from the Google Play Store.
- Keep an eye on screen time – Monitor how much time your children spend on their favorite apps with weekly or monthly activity reports. You can set daily screen time limits to help avoid health issues.
- Set gadget bedtime – You’re able to remotely lock your child’s gadget when it’s time for bed, or time to take a break.