So, what is Google Family? innovation? Let’s find out. This new service lets parents monitor their children’s activity through the use of their Gmail accounts. The service includes shared lists, notes, and reminders for family members. It also makes sharing family information with third-party advertisers easy. The best part of the service is that it’s completely free! The next step is to implement the feature, which will be available to the public later this year.
What does Google collect about your child? The answer varies by child, but the company says it uses this information to recommend apps and websites. In addition to search terms, Google collects video and audio information if your child uses its audio features. It also logs people with whom your child interacts and their Chrome browsing history. The data is then used for advertising purposes, including recommending apps and websites for your child’s use.
Google Family Link is designed for children who are under 13 years old. Parents download the Android app and create a Google account. Their children sign in using a compatible Android device running Android Nougat 7.0 or higher. Parents can monitor their child’s usage by accepting or rejecting app installations from the Google Play Store. And if your child wants to play games or watch videos online, they can do so from their accounts. Using Family Link is safe and effective, but it requires parental consent.