Guide your child to good content
It’s easy to see how much time your child is spending in their favorite apps with app activity reports. If you feel your child is spending too much time on a certain app, you can set per-app time limits, or if you want them to take a break from using an app altogether, you can hide it so it’s no longer accessible on your child’s device. You can also encourage them to use certain apps more frequently by adding them to a list of apps that are always allowed.
Keep an eye on screen time
Kids can struggle to manage how much time they spend using their device. Set a daily screen time limit to make sure they don’t go overboard. If you suspect that your child is staying up late looking at their screen, you can also set a device bedtime that will lock their phone until morning. This will help make sure their device isn’t disrupting their sleep and routine.
Help them put the phone down
Whether it’s dinnertime, time to finish schoolwork, or maybe just time for your child to take a screen break you can remotely lock your child’s device at any time. This will help them understand that it’s time to unplug and focus on something other than screens.
To get started with Family Link, download app from Google Play or the Apple App Store to manage your child’s compatible Android or Chromebook device.