Safer and entertained features

Safer and entertained features

By julianapardogonzalez

As you already must know, I always mentioned the value of technology and the evolution of this one. So, today you are going to read about how in the past years many browsers and specially Google have been working to maintain, protect and safeguard the innocence and the total integrity of the children. Considering that each family’s relationship with technology is unique and for that reason, Google wants to give parents the tools and flexibility they need to find the right balance. 

That is why, the last 18 of October, Google launched in the Families section an article about new features that will be upgrade in some apps. Such as YouTube and Google TV, to be safer and entertained for families and specially for kids. And here we are going to explain you and show you what are these new characteristics.  

Between these upgrades are Family Link and Google TV, some of which has experiences for parents and kids alike, to help families build healthy, positive digital habits together. 

The newcomer of Family Link 

The principal idea of this app is to help families to stay safe online. Also, you decide what it is best for your family. Easy to use tools allow you to understand how your child is spending time on their device, share location, manage privacy settings, and more.

Whether it is with the child first Android phone or exploring content on YouTube and Google TV, the company has provided parents with the tools to set screen time limits and guide children to age-appropriate content. 

  • Set screen time limits

To help your kid to have a healthy balance between the social media, other apps and the device use. Find and lets you set the screen time or the downtime that works best for your child.

  • Guide them to age-appropiate content

Approve or block apps your kid want to download. The Family Link app, it allows you to select, supervise, etc. The experience on YouTube or YouTube kids.

In consideration of parents, Google has redesigned the app to bring the Tools to the forefront and make them easier to use. Across the Controls, Location and Highlights tabs, you will find new experiences like “Today Only” screen time limits, alerts for when your children arrive and leave a location and recommended content from trusted partners around online safety. 

More options to explore in Google TV 

As an entertainment experience, it is made for the whole family. And its kids’ profiles are easy to use for kids of all ages. With the addition of managed watch lists, Google-powered kid’s recommendations and supervised accounts on YouTube, Google TV’s kids’ profiles just got even more helpful. 

Kids can easily browse top entertainment from their approved apps, and you as a parent can build a “must watch” list just for them from their TV and mobile device. 

And for the older kids who are ready to move on from YouTube Kids, they can now use a supervised Google Account to start exploring YouTube on their Google TV kids profile. These updates will start rolling out as of 18 of October and complete over the next few weeks. 

We hope you will check out and enjoy these recent updates on your devices.  So, be confident and tell me if this help you.

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