Helping you set
digital ground rules with Family Link.
Family Link helps you manage your children’s accounts and devices as they explore online. You can manage apps, keep an eye on screen time, and help set digital ground rules for your family.
App activity reports
Not all screen time is created equal. It can depend on whether your child is using their device to read a book, watch videos, or play games. You can use Family Link’s app activity reports to see which apps your child is using most, and make decisions about what they have access to.
Limit daily access
You decide what’s the right amount of screen time for your child. Family Link allows you to set daily screen time limits, set a device bedtime, and remotely lock your child’s Android or Chrome OS device.
Manage content and purchases
Approve or decline app downloads from the Google Play Store, and in-app purchases your child wants to make.
Manage account settings
Managing and securing your child’s account
Access your child's Activity Controls in Family Link settings. As a parent, you can help change or reset your child’s password if they forget it. You can also edit your child’s personal information or even delete their account if you feel it’s necessary. They can’t add another profile to their account or device without your permission. Finally, you can check to see the location of their Android device (as long as it’s on, connected to the internet, and recently active).
For help thinking through your family’s digital ground rules, check out our Family Guide. With tips to spark conversations about technology with your children, you and your family can more confidently navigate the digital world together.
Let your child access Google Assistant through a controlled accountChildren can log in to Assistant-enabled devices with their own account, managed with Family Link. They get their own personalized Assistant experience and can access games, activities, and stories designed for families. Children are blocked from making transactions, and parents can decide whether their children have access to third-party experiences on the Assistant.
Manage your child’s access to websites with ChromeYou can manage your child’s access to specific websites when they are using the Chrome browser on their Android or Chrome OS device. You can choose to limit your child to only the websites you are comfortable with or block specific sites that you don’t want them to visit.
Filter explicit results on SearchFor an added layer of protection, you can turn on SafeSearch to help filter most explicit results, like pornography. SafeSearch is on by default for signed-in users under 13 (or applicable age in your country) who have accounts managed by Family Link. Parents also have the option to turn it off or block access to Search all together.