Parents concerned with their children’s cell phone and tablet use may now have technology at their fingertips to help them set digital limits. Though most families will want to take an active role in monitoring their child’s internet use, enforcing boundaries can often be more difficult. The launch of Family Link – a new app developed by Google – will no doubt come as a digital godsend to many parents faced with the challenges of managing their kids’ online activity.
How parental controls can keep kids safe
They can set screen time limits
Block in-app purchases
Block numbers and SMS
Allow or block websites
Restrict chat features
Allow parental monitoring
Block sexually explicit sites
Family Link can help parents stay in the loop and set certain ground rules around how children use their devices, Google said in a statement.
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