Giving your kids a tablet or smartphone for any event is an awesome idea because it provides them with early computer experience and the entertainment required to keep them quiet for most of the day, hopefully.

But doing this does bring some problems, mainly with managing those devices and making sure they stay safe.

Today, Google announced their plans to launch a new app that will allow you to do exactly that. Called Family Link, it will offer a range of controls that will allow parents to control the content on their children’s tablets or smartphones, while being able to limit their time on these devices, should they choose to.

It will be available for all devices that have Android 7.0 Nougat or higher already installed and it will allow you to set up a Google Account for each of your kids, with which, you can set up specific settings for each of your children, allowing you to confirm or disable the download of apps from the Google Play Store.

With the app, you can also set daily screen time limits for each of your kids, monitor the time that they spend on the device daily or monthly, and remotely lock down the device completely.

Google is only testing the Family Link app at the moment, however, Google is allowing parents to request an early invite to grab a download.

If you are interested, you can find out more about the app and sign up for an early invite at the source link below.

Source: Google

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