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Google’s Family Link app just launched in India, and it's a glimpse of what parenting looks like in the modern age

Google’s Family Link app just launched in India, and it's a glimpse of what parenting looks like in the modern age
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  • Google just launched the Family Link app in India, allowing parents to have a certain degree of control over how children use their mobile phones.
  • As compared to other applications on the Google Play Store, the Family Link app allows parents a certain degree of control without violating their kid’s privacy.
  • The Family Link application also gives children the option to opt out of supervision, if necessary, and provide full disclosure over what parents will be able to see in terms of their mobile phone usage.
Excessive use of mobile phones is detrimental for adults but even more so for children. The technology giant, Google, is looking to come to the rescue with the launch of their Google Family Link app in India.

The global launch of the app happened last year, but it’s only recently become available in India’s Play Store. Google’s new solution for parental control over children's’ mobile usage lets parents monitor which apps their kids have access to, and how much time they spend using a mobile phone, disabling their mobile phones altogether if required. However, their children can choose to opt out of supervision as they can see what they can control.

Rather than giving parents absolute control over their children’s devices, the Family Link app lets parents supervise mobile phone usage without encroaching on their children’s privacy. The notion that parents will be ‘spying’ on their children is negated in the format that Google has set up.

Other options in Play Store are wrought with limitations and are often require in-app purchases for effective control, if it’s not a paid app to begin with. Google’s Family Link App, on the other hand, provides quite an extensive degree of control while also being free to use.


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