Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Parents can ask Google to lock their teenager's phone

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Good news for parents with teens who are addicted to the smartphone. You can now ask Google to lock the device if you are using Android-powered phones. This feature is basically an extended feature of Google's 'Family Link' which was launched last year for children below 13 years.

With this additional permission level, parents will be able to control screen time and smartphone device usage. Teens will still be able to use the smart device but they will be notified that they are being monitored by their parents.

“Family Link originally launched for kids under-13, but we’ve heard overwhelmingly from parents that the app is still useful as their kids enter their teen years. This week, parents around the world will be able to use Family Link to supervise their teen’s existing Google Account for the first time,” said Paulo Golgher, director, Kids and Families, Google, in a blog post.

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