My boys don’t know what it is like to not have technology at their fingertips. They are growing up in a day and age of game consoles, computers, tablets, and of course smartphones.
It is SO important to know what websites they go on as well as make sure that they don’t overdo their “screen time”. Google developed the Family Link app just for these reasons!
Family Link helps parents manage the type of content their kids see, how much time they are on their devices, and acts as an open conversation starter to lay the ground rules for proper technology usage.
The Internet is amazing and I love that my boys have so much information at their fingertips BUT there has to be a line drawn. There are many sites out there that are not necessarily geared for their age, and to have the ability to regulate what is (and isn’t) served to them makes me feel at ease.
My boys do extremely well in school and participate in multiple extracurricular activities, so when screen time is requested we gladly allow it.
There was a time when we were a bit lax with the time limits. With Family Link, we can set a daily limit for each individual day of the week. Once their time is up, the device locks only allowing them to make calls.
We can also lock the device remotely if we feel that our little one is sneaking some extra screen time when they should be sleeping or studying. (They don’t necessarily like it, but we do!)
There are so many amazing content management features within the Family Link app. We can monitor which apps our kids are allowed to download as well as hide certain apps that we don’t want them to be on.
Sneaky in-app purchases are no more with the ability to approve the purchases before they are made.
I personally appreciate that I can block specific sites that I feel are inappropriate. I have peace of mind knowing that they can enjoy surfing without stumbling on mature content.
Set digital ground rules with your family today! Download Family Link today! It’s super easy to set up!