Google has significantly updated the Family Link service, which helps parents control the use of their own smartphones by their children, and also allows you to find out exactly where the child is at this moment. This is the biggest update to the service since its launch in 2017.
The more convenient interface of the new version now has three main tabs: Highlights, Controls and Location. The first allows you to see what exactly the child was doing on his gadget, which applications they used, installed, how long they used them, which prohibited resources they tried to visit, etc.
Also, here you can find advice for parents that should help in communication with their child regarding behavior on the Internet. For this, Google cooperates with Common Sense Media, ConnectSafely and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI).
The Controls tab will help you set limits on the general use of the gadget, as well as individual applications. A convenient addition was the temporary change of individual limits (per day), which will not affect the general settings. Parents can also now receive notifications if their child wants to purchase or download a new app.
In Locations, in addition to being able to see exactly where the child is, you can now set notifications according to the specified locations. In this way, parents can know that the child has left school, reached home, etc.
The updated service is available for iOS and Android and also has a web version.