Mar 23, 2017

Google Family Link Android App Gives You Control Over Your Child's Device

As a parent, have you ever wondered how you could control how your child uses gadgets? Google has made that very possible with the Google Link app that was just announced. With this app you can control your child's activities on his/her smartphone or tablets, From Monitoring Screen Time to Setting Daily Use Limits and also extends to even setting Bedtimes.

You have full control over your child's device by using the Google Family Link app, you can control and restrict the kind of apps that your child would be able to use by configuring it on your device.
This app is meant to be used for children under 13 years old but i trust our Nigerian parents, they would even use it on a child of over 15 years old with the thought that after all " You are still a child ".

It isn't a complex process to setup the google family link app, all it requires is an Android device that runs on at least 4.4 Kitkat.
The parent has to download the google family link app and setup an email address that would be signed in on the child's phone which should be running on Android 7.0 Nougat, I think this part of the child's device having to run on Android version 7.0 doesn't really make sense and would also restrict most parents from using the family link app. It is known here that about 90% of parents do not buy new devices for their kid's that are below 13, instead they transfer their old devices to them.

The possibility for a Nigerian child under 14 years of age using an Android device that runs on the latest version 7.0 of Android is almost impossible, though there is an exception to the children of the rich dads because their parents can actually allow them use any device.

This app would be used most in foreign countries like the US but would experience a very low download rate in Nigeria considering it's requirements. iOS users would have to wait for some time to get the app since it hasn't been released for the OS yet.



Confy Scenty is a Unique Tech Blogger whose aim is to make an impact in Technology. Tech is my passion, it is my calling and I'm always happy to answer to it.


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